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WILTON 1955 TOWN and 

NEW HAMPSHIRE SCHOOL REPORTS 



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ANNUAL REPORTS 
of the 

Town Officers 

of 

WILTON, N. H. 

for the 
Year Ending December 31> 1955 



Also 

Officers of School District 

Year Ending June 30, 1955 



The Cabinet Press 

MlLFORD, N. H. 

1956 



Index 

Auditors, Report of 49 

Balance Sheet 22 

Budget for Town 10 

Budget Committee Recommendations 14 

Comparative Statement of Appropriations 

and Expenditures 20 

Detailed Statement of Payments 37 

Fire Department, Report of 58 

Highway Department, Report of 45 

Inventory of Taxable Property 16 

Library, Report of 50 

Municipal Court, Report of 55 

Nurse, Report of 62 

Overseer of Poor, Report of 62 

Police Department, Report of 56 

Receipts and Payments 32 

Schedule of Bonds 23 

Schedule of Town Property 24 

Statement of Appropriations 17 

Tax Collector, Report of 26 

Town Clerk, Report of 25 

Town Treasurer, Report of 31 

Trustees of Trust Funds, Report of 47 

Vital Statistics 63 

Warrant for Town Meeting 6 

Water Commissioners, Report of 53 

School District 69 



TOWN OFFICERS FOR 1955 



Selectmen 



Guy M. Holt 
Fred C. Nelson 
F. Howard Bardol 

Moderator 
Lester L. Yohe 

Tax Collector 

Daniel R. Batchelder 

Auditors 

Samuel G. Proctor 
Lester L. Yohe 



Term Expires 1956 
Term Expires 1957 
Term Expires 1958 

Town Clerk 

Kenneth R. Dunham 

Town Treasurer 
Joseph E. Raymond 

Police 

H. J. Drayton 
A. L. Keilig 



Water Commissioners 

Lynn W. Potter Term Expires 1956 

Norman W. Draper Term Expires 1957 

James L. Sheldon Term Expires 1958 

Trustees of Trust Funds 

F. Howard Bardol Term Expires 1956 
Doris G. Boutwell Term Expires 1957 
Fred J. Wilkinson Term Expires 1958 

Park and Playground 
Robert J. Stanton Term Expires 1956 

Roland J. Brochu Term Expires 1957 

G. G. Draper Sr. Term Expires 1958 



Checklist Supervisors 
Elizabeth L. French 
Lillian G. Edwards 
Evelyn W. Lamminen 

Fire Chief and Forest 

Fire Warden 
Wilfred B. Berube 



Fire Commissioners 
Lynn W. Potter 
Guy M. Holt 
Harry C. Draper 

Dog Officer 

Arthur L. Keilig 



Deputy Forest Fire 
Wardens 
Ernest L. Clark 
Franklin W. Edwards 
Lawrence A. Gibbons 
Ernest R. Hutchinson 
J. Victor Tuttle 
Arthur L. Keilig 

Sewer Commissioners 
Selectmen 



Trustees of Gregg Free 
Library 
Harold D. Cheever 
J. E. Draper, Sec.-Treas. 
Mrs. C. R. Myer, Jr. 
Mrs. Win. G.'Abbott, Jr. 
John Henry Wilson 
Donald E. Proctor 

Janitor Town Hall 
Charles W. Jowders 



Health Officer 
Raymond P. Galloway, M.D. Term expires Jan. 20, '57 



Highway Agent 

Lawrence A. Gibbons 

Town Nurse 

Edna J. Gilbert, R. N. 



Overseer of Poor 
Guy M. Holt 

Cemeteries 
Selectmen 
Ronald T. Rrochu, 
Caretaker 



Forest Committee 
James E. Burke 
Harold D. Cheever 
Philip C. Heald 

Planning Board 
Fred C. Nelson 
Deborah R. LaPonsie 
Emily B. Giffin 
Norman yV. Draper 
Richard R. Tuttle, Jr. 

Masonry, Stone and Brick 
Fred E. Tuttle 



Vale End Cemetery 
Fred C. Nelson 
James L. Sheldon 
Whitney M. Frye 



Town Barn Committee 
Leslie N. Center 
Norman W. Draper 
Guy M. Holt 
Lawrence A. Gibbons 
Wm. P. Whiting, Sr. 
Richard R. Tuttle, Jr. 
Leslie P. Tallarico 



Budget Committee 
J. Elmer Draper, Ch. 
Samuel G. Proctor 
Richard R. Tuttle, Sr. 
Wm. P. Whiting, Jr. 
Salvatore Cr is af villi 
John K. Whiting, Jr. 
Chester R. Thomas 
James L. Sheldon 
Wm. M. Abbott 

Corders of Wood 
J. Elmer Draper 
Whitney M. Frye 
Harland H. Savage 
Bertus H. Wright 

Zoning Committee 
F. Stanley Hallett 
Wm. M. Abbott 
Duncan C. Tocher 



Surveyors of Lumber 
1956 Ernest L. Clark 
1956 Leslie R. Frye 

1956 Fred E. French 

1957 Philip C. Heald, Sr. 
1957 Leo A. LeMire 

1957 Erland B. Lyford 

1958 Whitney M. Frye 
1958 Welby P. Lowe 
1958 Wilfred LaChance 

Louis Marcoux 
Joseph P. Poisson 
Fred G. Paro 
Wilfred S. Pellerin 
Horace D. Stearns 
Harland H. Savage 
J. Victor Tuttle 
Bertus H. Wright 



WARRANT FOR ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

To the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilton in the County 

of Hillsborough and State of New Hampshire, 

qualified to vote in town affairs: 

You are hereby notified to appear at the Town Hall 
in said Wilton, on Tuesday, the loth day of March 
next, at nine o'clock in the forenoon, to choose all nec- 
essary town officers and to bring in your votes for Del- 
egates at Large, Alternate Delegates at Large, Dele- 
gates and Alternates to the National Convention of the 
various political parties to nominate party candidates 
for President and Vice President of the United States 
and bring in your votes for a delegate for the Constitu- 
tional Convention, and at 7:30 P. M. to act upon the 
following subjects: 

1. To hear the reports of Town Officers, Agents and 
Committees and pass any vote relating thereto. 

2. To see if the Town will grant the free use of the 
town hall for Bent-Burke Post No. 10 American Legion 
for Memorial Dav exercises. 

3. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Selectmen to borrow money in anticipation of taxes. 

4. To see what action the Town will take in regard 
to real estate taken over by the Town for non-payment 
of taxes. 

5. To see if the Town will vote to accept the budget 
as prepared by the Budget Committee or make any al- 
terations relating thereto. 

6. To see if the Town w^ll authorize the Tax Col- 
lector to appoint a deputy or deputies, under the provi- 
sions of Chapter 41, Section 38, of the Revised Statutes 
Annotated of New Hampshire, or take any action relat- 
ing thereto. 

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7. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Tax 
Collector to charge an additional amount of twenty 
cents on each Poll Tax not paid by September 1st, for 
use of the Town as provided by statute. 

8. To see if the Town will vote to reimburse Barthe- 
lemi Pelletier for doctors' and hospital bills (over and 
above those for which he has already been reimbused 
by any insurance) incurred as a result of the injuries he 
received in the line of duty as a volunteer fireman on 
January 20, 1955, for the period between the date of 
said injury to March 24, 1955, and raise and appropri- 
ate money for the same, or take any action relating 
thereto. 

9. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Town 
Road or Street the present private way leading from 
Intervale Road (Routes 31 and 101) across the prem- 
ises of Henrv Manninen and Dalton H. Wein to Abbot 
Hill Road, and name the same "Palazzi Road," or take 
any action relating thereto. 

10. To see if the Town will vote to eliminate the 
position of Highway Agent and authorize and empower 
the Selectmen to appoint a Superintendent of Public 
Works who shall be responsible for the highways, side- 
walks, sewers and any other duties presented by the 
Board of Selectmen, effective on the expiration of the 
1956-57 term of office of the Highway Agent, or take 
any action relating thereto. 

11. To see if the Town will vote to construct a side- 
walk across the Island Bridge, so-called, or will vote to 
tear down said Island Bridge and construct a new 
bridge in place thereof, and raise and appropriate the 
necessary money therefor, or take any action relating 
thereto. 

12. To see what sum of money the Town will vote 
to raise and appropriate to defray town charges for the 



ensuing year, including town officers' salaries and ex- 
penses, election and registration, town hall maintenance 
and equipment, police department, fire department, 
health department, vital statistics, sewer and water 
maintenance, town road aid, town maintenance, parks 
and playgrounds, street lighting, municipal court, fire 
alarm, town poor, old age assistance, aid to soldiers and 
their families, Memorial Day, cemeteries, interest, 
bonds, county taxes, Monadnock Region Association, 
library, library boiler, bridges, sidewalk construction, 
interest on temporary notes and long term notes, town 
dump and maintenance, resurfacing, dog damages, 
Workmen's Compensation Insurance and Social Secur- 
ity, and road to Laurel Hill Cemetery, and parking lot, 
Civil Defense, and Pelletier fire injuries. 

13. To transact any other business that may legally 
come before said meeting. 

Given under our hands and seal this 27th dav of 
Februarv 1956. 

GUY M. HOLT, 
FRED C. NELSON, 
F. HOWARD BARDOL, 
Selectmen of Wilton, New Hampshire. 



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OUR COVER 

Police Chief Jack Drayton and Officer Arthur Keilig 
are pictured on the cover with the town's new police 
cruiser. The town hall is shown in the background. 

- Photo by Ralph W. Clarke 



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BUDGET 

Estimates of Revenue and Expenditures for the Ensuing Year 

January 1, 1956 to December 31, 1956 

Compared with 

Estimated and Actual Revenue, Appropriations and Expenditures 

of the Previous Year Jan. 1, 1955 to Dec. 31, 1955 

Estimated Actual Estimated 

Revenue Revenue Revenue 

Previous Previous Ensuing 

Year 1955 Year 1955 Year 1956 



SOURCES 
OF REVENUE 



From State: 

Interest and dividends tax $10,704.40 
Railroad tax 265.93 

Savings bank tax 138.83 

Reimbursement a/c State and 

Federal forest lands 71.44 

Reimbursement a/c exemption of 



Growing Wood and Timber 
For fighting forest fires 
Bounties 
Reimbursement a/c old age 

assistance 
Blister Rust refund 
Head tax reimbursement 

From Local Sources 
Except Taxes: 
Dog licenses 
Business licenses, permits and 

filing fees 
Fines & forfeits, municipal court 
Rent of town hall & other bldgs. 
Int. rec'd on taxes & deposits 
Income from trust funds 
Income from Departments: 

Highways, including rental 
of equipment 

Cemeteries, annual care 

Health 

Social security 

Fire alarm 



1,828.14 

500.00 

33.00 



675.00 



$12,246.82 
288.92 

172.20 

84.83 

2,480.89 

110.37 

54.50 

29.70 

5.60 

27.75 



713.75 



$12,246.82 
288.92 
172.20 

84.83 



500.00 



700.00 



50.00 


83.00 


83.00 


175.00 


228.61 


175.00 


1,000.00 


1,101.55 


1,000.00 




85.00 


85.00 


1,175.00 


1,187.60 


1,187.60 


1,500.00 


1,702.91 


1,500.00 


400.00 


469.20 


469.20 


300.00 


338.25 


300.00 


700.00 


805.43 


300.00 




500.00 


500.00 



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SOURCES 
OF REVENUE 

Income from municipally 
owned Utilities: 

Water departments 

Town officers' expenses 
Motor vehicle permit fees 
Withdrawals from Capital 

Reserve funds 
Sale of lots 

Refund, Workmen's Comp. 
Trustees — cemeteries 
Civil Defense — radio 
Bicycle plates 

Amount Raised by Issue of 
Bonds or Notes: 

Temporary loans 

From Local Taxes other 
than Property Taxes: 

Poll taxes — regular at $2 
National bank stock taxes 

Total revenues from all sources 

except property taxes $39,809.14 

Amt. to be raised by property taxes 

Total Revenues 



Estimated 


Actual 


Estimated 


Revenue 


Revenue 


Revenue 


Previous 


Previous 


Ensuing 


Year 1955 


Year 1955 


Year 1956 


L0,000.00 


8,784.31 
34.91 


10,000.00 


8,300.00 


9,678.02 

31,500.00 

150.00 

6.35 

900.00 

250.00 


9,500.00 




69.65 


70.00 



1,793.00 
199.40 



1,796.00 
184.30 



50,000.00 



1,796.00 
184.30 



$76,070.42 $91,645.87 
57,451.82 



$149,094.69 



PURPOSES OF 
EXPENDITURES 



Approp'ns 
Previous 
Year 1955 
Current Maintenance Expenses: 

General Government: 
Town officers' salaries 
Town officers' expenses 
Election & registration exp. 
Municipal court expenses 
Expenses town hall and other 

town buildings 

Protection of Persons & Property: 
Police cruiser 1,800.00 

Police department 8,311.00 

Fire department 6,700.00 

Brush fires 500.00 



$ 3,100.00 

3,450.00 

200.00 

200.00 



Actual Approp'ns 
Expend. Recom. by 
Previous Budg't Com. 
Year 1955 1956 



$ 3,016.54 $ 3,100.00 

3,689.72 3,500.00 

240.90 425.00 

200.00 200.00 



5,200.00 5,683.24 5,000.00 



1,625.55 
8,223.47 
6,034.29 



8,515.00 

8,465.00 

500.00 



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PURPOSES OF Approp'ns 

EXPENDITURES Previous 

Year 1955 
Moth Exterm. — Blister Rust and 

Care of Trees 
Insurance 
Civil Defense 
Town hall painting 

Health: 
Health dept., incl. hospitals 
Vital statistics 
Sewer maintenance 
Town dump 

Highways and Bridges: 
Emergency 
Town maintenance: 

Summer 

Winter 
Street lighting 
Resurfacing 
Town road aid 
Bridges 

Libraries 
Boiler 

Public Welfare: 
Town poor 
Old age assistance 
B. Pelletier — fire injuries 

Patriotic Purposes: 
Memorial Day & Vets'. Assoc 
Aid to soldiers and their families 

Recreation: 
Parks and playgrounds, incl. 

band concerts 

Public Service Enterprises: 
Municipally owned water 
Cemeteries 
Parking lot 
Water hole 

Unclassified: 
Damages and legal expenses, 

including dog damage 
Advertising and Regional Assoc 
Employees' retirement and 

social security 



Actual Approp'ns 
Expend. Recom. by 
Previous Budg't Com. 
Year 1955 1956 



400.00 


400.00 




668.00 


668.72 


675.00 


1.579.00 


1,911.19 


100.00 


1.000.00 


835.77 




1,600.00 


1,543.73 


1,600.00 


100.00 


59.50 


100.00 


2,000.00 


787.61 


800.00 


300.00 


299.50 


400.00 



150.00 



36.00 



10.000.00 


10,918.15 


10,400.00 


10,000.00 


10,016.06 


10,300.00 


2,950.00 


2,754.74 


3,000.00 


6,000.00 


6.304.90 


6,000.00 


783.67 


783.67 


771.99 


1,000.00 


986.68 


1,000.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


1.500.00 


1,500.00 


1,350.00 


3,100.00 


2,571.39 


3,500.00 


4,000.00 


4,377.32 


5,500.00 
392.70 


300.00 


300.00 


300.00 


s 100.00 


50.00 


100.00 


1,000.00 


910.64 


1,000.00 


10,000.00 


13,589.52 


10,000.00 


3,800.00 


3,733.05 


3,800.00 


350.00 


154.90 




250.00 







191.36 



1,500.00 1,843.07 



175.00 
284.00 

1,900.00 



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PURPOSES OF 
EXPENDITURES 

Interest: 

On temporary loans 
On long term notes 
Outlay for New Construction 
and Perm. Improv. 

Highways and Bridges: 
Island bridge and sidewalk 
Sidewalk construction, carried 

over 
Sidewalk construction 
Laurel Hill Cemetery Road 
Burton highway 
Painting outside town hall 
Indebtedness: 

Paym't on Principal of Debt: 
Temporary loans 
Long term notes 
County tax 
Palazzi road 



Actual Approp'ns 
Approp'ns Expend. Recom. by 
Previous Previous Budg't Com. 
Year 1955 Year 1955 1956 



400.00 
80.00 



219.44 
80.00 



400.00 
40.00 



1.00 



1,000.00 






500.00 


1,551.27 


500.00 


500.00 


453.25 


500.00 


2,000.00 


1,937.74 




1,600.00 


1,200.00 




50,000.00 


30,000.00 


50,000.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


16,474.57 


16,474.57 


500.00 



Total Expenditures 



$170,446.24 $152,157.45 $149,094.69 



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RECOMMENDATIONS OF BUDGET COMMITTEE 

ARTICLE NO. 8: 

We recommend favorable action on this article. 

ARTICLE NO. 9: 

We recommend favorable action on this article. 

ARTICLE NO. 10: 

The committee feels that the Highway Agent is now 
called upon to do many duties that do not come under 
the normal duties of the Highway Department; there- 
fore, we recommend that the position be changed to 
"Public Works Superintendent" to include these extra 
duties that the present Highway Agent is expected to 
perform. 

Since under Section 14, Chapter 245, of New Hamp- 
shire Revised Statutes Annotated of 1955, the Selectmen 
have full responsibility for this position, which has not 
been recognized in the past, we recommend that the 
Board of Selectmen fill this position by appointment. 

ARTICLE NO. 11: 

It is the committee's opinion that a sufficient amount 
be raised to build a proper sidewalk and provide any 
other protection necessary. 

ARTICLE NO. 12: 

A. Fire Department 

The committee recommends the amount of $8,465. 
be raised, which represents normal expenses plus $25.00 
annual raise in salary for each fireman and $900.00 for 
new hose. 

B. Highway Department 

The committee recommends $10,400.00 for summer 
maintenance and $10,300.00 for winter maintenance, 



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which includes sufficient amount to increase minimum 
wages to SI. 35 per hour for year round employees. 

C. Street Lights 

The committee recommends §3,000.00 to include 
normal street lighting expense, plus new installations 
at the Town Barn, Beaver's Corner and Kecv's Corner. 

D. Town Poor 

The committee recommends amounts of $3,500.00 
for Town Poor and $5,500.00 for Old Age Assistance, 
because of expected increase in the "Case Load". 

E. Monadnock Region 

The committee recommends the amount of $284.00 
for the Town's share of Monadnock Region Associa- 
tion's expense. 

F. Library Boiler 

The committee recommends the amount of $1,350, 
which represents balance due on replacing of library 
boiler. 

G. Town Dump 

The committee recommends increase of $100.00 to 
provide more dumping area and for the cutting of 
brush. 

H. Cemetery 

The committee recommends S500.00 to continue 
our annual appropriation to improve the roads in Laurel 
Hill Cemeterv. 



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SUMMARY OF INVENTORY OF VALUATION 

Land and buildings $1,887,785 00 

Mature wood and timber 4,500 00 

Electric plants 127,100 00 

Horses, 14 750 00 

Cows, 390 33,050 00 

Neat stock, 21 1,050 00 

Sheep and goats, 62 635 00 

Hogs, 13 195 00 

Fowls, 190 110 00 

Portable Mills 3,000 00 

Gasoline pumps and tanks 2,670 00 

Stock in trade 488,254 00 

Mills and machinery 407,406 00 



Total Gross Valuation $2,956,505 00 

Less: Soldiers' Exemptions 114,950 00 



Net Valuation Assessed in 1955 $2,841,555 00 

Valuation Assessed 1954 3,026,293 00 

Loss in Valuation $184,738 00 
Tax Rate: $6.54 per $100.00 



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STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS 
AND TAXES ASSESSED 



Town officers' salaries 


$3,100 00 


Town officers' expenses 


3,450 00 


Social Security 


1,500 00 


Election and registration 


200 00 


Municipal Court expenses 


200 00 


Town hall and buildings 


6,200 00 


Police department 


8,311 00 


Fire department 


7,200 00 


Civilian defense 


1,579 00 


Blister Rust 


400 00 


Health department 


1,600 00 


Dump 


300 00 


Vital statistics 


100 00 


Painting outside town hall 


1,600 00 


Town road aid 


783 67 


Town maintenance: 




Summer $10,000; Winter $10,000 


20,000 00 


Burton highway 


2,000 00 


Bridges 


1,000 00 


Resurfacing 


6,000 00 


Police cruiser 


1,800 00 


Water hole $250.00; Laurel Hill Rd. 500.00 




Parking lot $350.00 


1,100 00 


Insurance 


668 00 


Sidewalk construction 


500 00 


Street lighting 


2,950 00 


Sewer maintenance 


2,000 00 


Library boiler 


1,500 00 


Libraries 


2,000 00 


Old Age Assistance 


4,000 00 


Public Relief: 




Town poor $3,100.00; Soldiers' Aid $100.00 3,200 00 


Memorial Day 


300 00 


Park and playground 


1,000 00 


Water department 


10,000 00 



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Cemeteries 


3,800 00 


Interest, temporary loans 


400 00 


Dog damage 


150 00 


Pavment on Debt: 




Principal $2,000.00; Interest $80.00 2,080 00 


County tax 


16,474 57 


School tax 


108,715 96 


Total Town and School Appropriations $228,162 20 


Less: Estimated Revenues and Credits: 


Forest fires 


$500 00 


Interest and dividends tax 


12,246 82 


Railroad tax 


265 93 


Savings bank tax 


138 83 


Reimbursement a/c State lands 


71 44 


Reimbursement a/c exemption 




growing wood 


2,917 23 


Motor vehicle permit fees 


8,700 00 


Dog licenses 


675 00 


Business licenses and permits 


50 00 


Fines and forfeits— Municipal 




Court 


175 00 


Rent of town property 


1,000 00 


Income from trust funds 


1,175 00 


Water department 


10,000 00 


Rentals 


1,500 00 


Cemeterv annual care 


400 00 


Fire alarm $500; Health $300; 




Bounties $33 


833 00 


Social security $700; Police $80 


780 00 


Total Revenues and Credits 


41,428 25 




$186,733 95 


Plus overlay 


1,084 05 


Net Amount to be raised bv Taxation $187,818 00 



Less: 
898 poll taxes at $2.00 $1,796 00 

National bank stock taxes 184 30 

1,980 30 

Amount to be raised by property taxes $185,837 70 

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Taxes to be Committed to Collector: 

Property taxes $185,837 70 

Poll taxes at $2 1,796 00 

National bank stock taxes 184 30 

Total Taxes to be Committed $187,818 00 

Tax Rate: $6.54 per $100.00 



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21 



FINANCIAL REPORT 

For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31. 1955 

BALANCE SHEET 

Assets 
Cash 841,676 63 

Capital Reserve Funds 7,870 85 

Accounts Due to the Town: 
Other bills due Town: 

(a) J. J. Doyle, Jr., resurfacing 

(b) Accounts paid after Jan. 1st 
Town Clerk 



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238 


92 


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41 


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Unredeemed Taxes: (from tax sale on acct. of) 
(b) Lew of 1954 

(d) Previous years 

Uncollected Taxes: 

(a) Lew of 1955 22,263 73 

(b) Levy of 1954 75 30 

(c) Levy of 1953 165 88 

(e) State Head Taxes-Levy of 1955 950 00 

(f) State Head Taxes— previous vears 20 00 



Total Assets 


$73,634 75 


Net Surplus, December 31, 1954 


$4,384 94 


Net Surplus, December 31, 1955 


$6,425 34 


Increase of Surplus 


82,040 40 



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Liabilities 

Accounts Owed by the Town: 

Parking Lot $ 

Town Hall Painting 

Sewer 

Town Hall Repairs 

Water Department 

Lives ey Fund 

Water Hole '53 ($250), '54 ($250), 

'55 ($250) 
Street Survey 
Accounting Survey 

Due to State: 

(a) State Head Taxes - 1955 

(Uncollected $970) 970 00 

Due to School Districts: 

Balance of Appropriation 40,713 96 

Capital Reserve Funds : 7,870 85 

Long Term Notes Outstanding: 2,000 00 



145 10 


400 00 


500 00 


200 00 


13,262 39 


30 52 


750 00 


165 85 


200 00 



Total Liabilities $67,208 67 

Excess of assets over liabilities (Surplus) 6,425 34 



Grand Total $73,634 01 

SCHEDULE OF 
TOWN OF WILTON BONDS OUTSTANDING 

Arch Bridge Bonds due Dec. 1: 

$2,000 each year, 2% $4,000 00 



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SCHEDULE OF TOWN PROPERTY 

Town hall, lands and buildings $ 50,000 00 

Furniture and equipment 1,000 00 

Libraries, lands and buildings 50,000 00 

Furniture and equipment 10,000 00 

Police department, equipment 1,000 00 

Fire department, lands and buildings 2,500 00 

Equipment 11,335 00 

Parks, commons and playgrounds 4,000 00 

Water Supply, if owned 'by Town 128,000 00 

Schools, lands and buildings 445,100 00 

Equipment 25,100 00 

All lands and buildings acquired through 

Tax Collector's deeds: 

40 acres Eaton land $ 500 00 

Ya acre Chase Homestead 1000 00 

1,500 00 

Land for Old Store .50 00 
Town Forest: 

Frye land $320 00 

6 acres Howard land 30 00 

10 acres Fraser land 250 00 

600 00 

Town dump land 203 00 

Quigley garage land 3,326 20 

Sullivan Blacksmith Shop 3,000 00 

Parking lot 3,500 00 

Total $740,214 20 



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TOWN CLERKS REPORT 
For The Year Ending December 31, 1955 

AUTO ACCOUNT 

Amount received for 1203 auto permits: 

38 1954 permits 

1161 1955 permits 

4 1956 permits 

Cash on hand January 1, 1955 



Paid Town Treasurer 
Refunded for unused permits 



DOG ACCOUNT 

157 male dogs, full year 

7 male dogs, part year 
52 spayed female dogs, full year 

4 spayed female dogs, part year 
33 female dogs, full year 

4 female dogs, part year 

Total received for 257 dogs for 1955 

3 male dogs for part year (1954) 

4 kennel licenses, 5 dogs 
1 kennel license, 10 dogs 

1 kennel license, over 25 dogs 



Paid Town Treasurer 

Respectfully submitted, 

KENNETH R. DUNHAM 



$ 119 50 


9,581 92 


50 29 


$9,751 71 


8 02 


$9,759 73 


$9,678 02 


81 71 


$9,759 73 


$317 00 


8 85 


105 00 


6 68 


166 00 


14 58 


$618 61 


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48 00 


20 00 


25 00 


$713 78 


$713 78 



Town Clerk. 



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TAX COLLECTORS REPORT 

For the Year Ending December 31, 1955 

Levy of 1955 
Dr. 

Taxes Committed to Collector: 

Property Taxes $185,837 70 

Poll Taxes 1,796 00 

National Bank Stock Tax 184 30 



Total Warrant 




$187,818 00 


Yield Taxes 




436 34 


Added Taxes: 






Property 




183 12 


Poll 




60 00 


Interest Collected 




34 97 


Total Debits 


Cr. 


$188,532 43 


Remittances to Treasurer: 




Property Taxes 




$163,641 78 


Poll Taxes 




1,510 00 


National Bank Stock Tax 


184 30 


Yield Taxes 




274 67 


Interest 




34 97 


Abatements 






Property 




568 98 


Polls 




54 00 


Uncollected December 


31, 1955 


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21,810 06 


Polls 




292 00 


Yield 




161 67 


Total Credits 




$188,532 43 


Levy of 


1954 




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31, 1954 


Property Taxes 




$18,004 32 


Polls 




282 00 


Yield Taxes 




247 39 



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Interest Collected 417 59 

Added Polls 16 00 

Total Debits $18,967 30 

Cr. 

Remittances to Treasurer 

Property Taxes 17,929 46 

Poll Taxes 272 00 

Yield Taxes 247 39 

Interest 417 59 

Total Remittances $18,866 44 

Uncollected December 31, 1955 

Property Taxes 69 30 

Poll Taxes 6 00 

Abated 

Property Taxes 5 56 

Poll Taxes 20 00 

Total Credits $18,967 30 

Levy of 1953 
Dr. 

Uncollected December 31, 1954 

Property $4,110 60 

Poll 2 00 

Yield Tax 23 28 

Total Debits $4,135 88 

Cr. 

Remittances to Treasurer: 

Property $3,868 80 

Uncollected December 31, 1955 

Property 142 60 

Yield Tax 23 28 

Abated 

Property 99 20 

Poll 2 00 

Total Credits $4,135 88 



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Uncollected December 31. 1954 
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Abated' 40 12 





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Cr. 

Remittances to Treasurer: 

Head Taxes $4,705 00 

Penalties Collected 16 50 

Abatements 110 00 

Uncollected Dec. 31. 1955 950 00 

Total Credits $5,781 50 

Lew of 1954 
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Uncollected December 31, 1954 

Head Taxes S895 00 

Added Taxes 65 00 

Penalties Collected 89 00 

Total Debits 81,049 00 

Cr. 

Remittances to Treasurer 

Head Taxes 8890 00 

Penalties Collected 89 00 

Uncollected December 31. 1955 20 00 

Abated 50 00 

Total Credits 81.049 00 



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1955 


$165,645 72 


1954 


18,866 44 


1953 


3,868 80 


1955 Head 


4,705 00 


1955 Penalties 


16 50 


1954 Head 


890 00 


1954 Penalties 


89 00 


1954 Redemption 


1,209 33 


1953 Redemption 


39 11 


1952 Redemption 


260 58 


1951 Redemption 


115 20 


1950 Redemption 


102 16 


Total Remittances 


$195,807 84 



DANIEL R. BATCHELDER, 

Tax Collector. 



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REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 

Dr. 

Cash on hand Jan. 1, 1955 $49,631 73 

Received from All Sources 298,545 98 



$348,177 71 



Cr. 

Payments $306,501 08 

Cash on hand Dec. 31, 1955 41,676 63 



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$348,177 71 



J. E. RAYMOND, 

Town Treasurer. 



Town of Wilton, N. H. RECEIPTS AND 



RECEIPTS 



Current Revenue: 



From Local Taxes: 

1. Property taxes— current 

year-1955 $163,641 78 

2. Poll taxes— current year- 

regular at $2-1955 1,510 00 

3. Natl bank stock taxes, '55 184 30 

4. Yield taxes, 1955 274 67 

5. State head taxes at $5, 1955 4,705 00 

6. Total Current Year's Taxes 

collected and remitted $170,315 75 

7. Property taxes and yield taxes, 

previous years 22,045 65 

8. Poll taxes, previous years, regular at $2 272 00 

9. State head taxes at $5, previous years 890 00 

10. Interest received on taxes 452 56 

11. Penalties on State head taxes 105 50 

12. Tax sales redeemed 1,726 38 

From State: 

13. Head tax expense 27 75 

14. Interest and dividends tax 12,246 82 

15. Railroad tax 288 92 

16. Savings Bank Tax and Building 

and Loan Association Tax 172 20 

17. Reimbursement a/c State and 

Federal forest lands 84 83 

18. Reimbursement a/c exemption of 

Growing Wood and Timber 1,828 14 

19. Blister Rust refund 5 60 

20. Fighting forest fires 110 37 

21. Bounties 54 50 

22. Reimbursement a/c old age assistance 29 70 



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PAYMENTS For Year Ending December 31, 1955 

PAYMENTS 

Current Maintenance Expenses: 
General Government: 

1. Town officers' salaries 

2. Town officers' expenses 

3. Election and registration expenses 

4. Municipal court expenses 

5. Expenses town hall and other 

town buildings 
Painting town hall 

Protection of Persons and Property: 

6. Police department 

7. Police cruiser 

8. Fire department, including forest fires 

9. Moth extermination— Blister 

Rust and Care of Trees 

10. Bounties 

11. Damage by dogs 

12. Insurance 

13. Civil Defense radio 

Health: 

14. Health department, including hospitals 

15. Vital statistics 

16. Sewer maintenance 

17. Town dumps 

Highways and Bridges: 

Bridges 

18. Town road aid 

19. Town maintenance: 

(summer $10,929.52) (winter $10,016.06) 20,945 58 

20. Street lighting 2,754 74 

21. Resurfacing 6,304 90 



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$ 3,016 54 

3,689 72 

240 90 

200 00 


6,519 01 
1,200 00 


8,178 47 
1,625 55 
6,034 29 


400 00 

21 50 

191 36 

668 72 

1,910 49 


1,543 73 

59 50 

787 61 

299 50 


986 68 

783 67 



Town of Wilton, N. H. 



RECEIPTS AND 



RECEIPTS 

From Local Sources, Except Taxes: 

24. Dog licenses 713 78 

25. Business licenses, permits and filing fees 83 00 

26. Fines and forfeits, municipal court 228 61 

27. Rent of town propertv 1,101 55 

28. Interest received on deposits 85 00 

29. Income from trust funds 1,187 60 

30. Income from departments 3,551 09 

32. Income from municipal water and 

electric departments 8,854 31 

33. Registration of motor vehicles, 

1954 permits 119 50 
Registration of motor vehicles, 

1955 permits 9,558 52 



Total Current Revenue Receipts 

Receipts other than Current Revenue: 

34 Temporary loans in antici- 
pation of taxes during year 830,000 00 

38. Refunds 6 35 

40. New trust funds received 



S236.139 63 



during year 



900 00 



41. Withdrawals from Capital 

Reserve funds 31,500 00 

Deductions from employees 3,722 43 

Total Receipts Other Than 

Current Revenue 66,128 78 

Total Receipts from All Sources $302,268 41 

Cash on hand January 1, 1955 49,631 73 

Grand Total 8351,900 14 



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PAYMENTS For Year Ending December 31, 1955 

PAYMENTS 

Libraries: 

22. Libraries 2,000 00 
Boiler 1,500 00 

Public Welfare: 

23. Old age assistance 4,377 32 

24. Town poor 2,585 89 

Patriotic Purposes: 

26. Memorial Day and Veterans' Assoc. 300 00 

27. Aid to soldiers and their families 50 00 

Recreation: 

28. Parks & playgrounds, incl. band concerts 910 64 

Public Service Enterprises: 

29. Municipal water and electric depts. 13,589 52 

30. Cemeteries, including hearse hire 3,733 05 

31. Cemetery road 453 25 

Unclassified: 

34. Taxes bought by town 1,502 90 

35. Refunds 13 78 

37. Employees' Withholding Tax and 

Social Security 4,773 67 

Interest: 

38. Paid on temporary loans in 

anticipation of taxes $219 44 

39. Paid on long term notes 80 00 

Total Interest Payments 299 44 

Outlay for new Construction, 
Equip. & Perm. Improve.: 

43. Parking lot $ 154 90 

44. Burton highway 1,937 74 

45. Emergency 36 00 



PAYMENTS For Year Ending December 31, 1955 

PAYMENTS 

46. Sidewalk construction 1,551 27 

48. Lands and buildings— garage 30,662 04 

Total Outlay Payments 34,341 95 

Indebtedness: 

51. Payments on temporary 
loans in anticipation of 

taxes $30,000 00 

52. Payments on long term 

notes 2,000 00 

55. Payments to trustees of 

trust funds (new funds) 4,800 00 
Total Indebtedness Payments 36,800 00 

Payments to otber Gov. Div.: 

56. State head taxes paid 

State Treasurer $ 5,153 00 

57. Taxes paid to County 16,474 57 
59. Payments to School Districts 

(1954 Tax $45,002.07) 

(1955 Tax $68,000.00) 113,002 07 

Total Payments to Other 

Governmental Divisions 134,629 64 

Total Payments for All Purposes $310,223 51 

Cash on hand December 31, 1955 41,676 63 

Grand Total $351,900 14 



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DETAILED STATEMENT OF PAYMENTS 

Detail 1. Town Officers' Salaries: 

Appropriation $3100; Expended $3016.54 
Selectmen $1300 00 

Tax Collector 1121 54 

Treasurer 200 00 

Town Clerk 100 00 

Trustee Trust Fund 75 00 

Overseer of Poor 150 00 

Auditors 70 00 



$3016 54 



Detail 2. Town Officers' Expenses: 

Appropriation $3450; Expenditures $3689.72 
Received: 

Town Charity $2.00 

Telephone 7.76 

Old Checks 25.15 



$34.19 

Printing $1138 92 

Supplies 732 70 

Commissions 584 00 

Clerical 520 00 

Expenses and dues 539 55 

Telephone 174 55 



$3689 72 



Detail 3. Election and Registration: 

Appropriation $200; Expended $240.90 

Received — Filing Fees, $8.00 
Election Officers and expense $110 90 

Supervisors 75 00 

Printing Check Lists 55 00 



$240 90 



Detail 4. Municipal Court Expenses: 

Apropriation $200; Expended $200. 
Paid Judge H. D. Cheever $200 00 



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Detail 5. Town Hall: 

Appropriation 86200.00; Expended 86519.01 
Received from C. W. Jowders. $1101.55 



Janitor's Salary 
Fuel 




S2340 00 
882 29 




Supplies 




366 58 




Insurance 




748 68 




Repairs 

Lights and Water 




127 91 
421 11 




Inside painting and 


repairs 


1632 44 


S6519 01 



Detail 6. Police: 

Appropriation $8311.; Expended 88178.47 

Received: Bicvcle Plates. 869.65 

Salaries 

Rent and bicvcle plates 

Supplies and Lights 

Cruiser maintenance 

Beacon 

Painting streets 



Detail 7. Police Cruiser: 

Appropriation S1800.: Expended $1625.55 
Wilton Auto S1495 00 

Lettering and supplies 122 55 

Tires 8 00 



S7295 50 




141 76 




98 13 




394 71 




195 77 




52 60 






88178 47 



$1625 55 



Detail S. Fire Department: 

Appropriation $5000.; Expended 84095.44 
Received: Training Meeting. 815.69 



Salaries 


$2115 00 


Insurance 


698 02 


Repairs 


421 26 


Training meeting and lights 


129 17 


Supplies 


362 01 



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Fuel and gas 210 80 

Telephone 110 60 

-r— $4046 86 

Brush Fires: 
Received: Town of Bennington $94.68 
Pay Roll 183 68 

Fire Alarm: 
Received: Town of Lyndeboro, $500. 
Salary and telephone 1803 75 



$6034 29 



Detail 9. Blister Rust: 

Appropriation $400.; Expended $400. 
Received: Refund, $5.60 
Paid William H. Messick, Jr. 400 00 

Detail 10. Bounties: 

Paid for 43 porcupines $21 50 

Detail 11. Damage By Dogs: 

Appropriation $150.; Expended, $191.36 
Dog Officer $75 00 

Commissions 87 00 

Supplies 29 36 

191 36 



Detail 12. Workmen's Compensation: 

Appropriated $668.; Expended $688.72 
Received: Refund, $6.35 
Paid H. D. Cheever Agency $668 72 

Detail 13. Civil Defense: 

Appropriation $1579.; Expended $1924.27 

Received: F. C. Nelson, $250.0 
Radio $1684 78 

Installing and supplies 139 49 



$1924 27 



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Detail 14. Health Dept.: 

Appropriation $1600.; Expended $1543.73 

Received: ^ J. Gilbert, R.N, $338.25 

Town Nurse's salary $1440 00 

Health Officer's salary 100 00 

Supplies 3 73 



$1543 73 



Detail 15. Vital Statistics: 

Appropriation $100.; Expended $59.50 
Paid for commissions $59 50 

Detail 16. Sewer Maintenance: 

Appropriation $2000.; Expended $787.61 
Repairs $661 21 

Materials 126 40 

$787 61 

Detail 17. Town Dump: 

Appropriation $300.; Expended $299.50 
Pay roll $255 80 

Bulldozer and supplies 43 70 

$299 50 

Detail 18. Town Road Aid: 

Appropriation $783.67; Expended $783.67 
State's Share $5224 46 

Town's Share 783 67 

Total $4986 25 

Bridges: 
Appropriation $1000.; Expended $986.68 
Labor $ 98 20 

Materials 888 48 

$986 68 



Detail 19. Town Maintenance — Summer: 

Appropriation $10,000.; Expended $10,929.52 

Received from L. A. Gibbons, $806.73 

Pay roll $6741 55 

Materials 1625 37 

Repairs 1115 84 

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Gas and oil 892 18 

Lights and phone 76 90 

Insurance and rent 477 68 

$10,929 52 

Winter Maintenance: 

Appropriation $10,000.; Expended $10,016.06 

Received from L. A. Gibbons, $177.30 
Pay roll $5248 17 

Salt and supplies 3020 56 

Repairs 462 08 

Gas and rent 849 37 

Tires and lights 143 35 

Insurance and phone 292 53 

$10,016 06 

Detail 20. Street Lighting: 

Appropriation $2950.; Expended $2754.74 
Paid Public Service Co. of N. H. $2754 74 

Detail 21. Resurfacing: 

Appropriation $6000.; Expended S6304.90 

Received from L. A. Gibbons, $730.25 
Pav roll $1758 60 

Materials 4546 30 

$6304 90 



Detail 22. Libraries: 

Appropriation $2000.; Expended S2000. 
Paid J. E. Draper, Treas. $2000 00 

Library Boiler: 

Appropriation $1500.; Expended $1500. 
Paid J. E. Draper, Treas. $1500 00 

Detail 23. Old Age Assistance: 

Appropriation $4000.; Expended $4377.02 

Received: John Raymond Estate $22.50 

State of N. H. for A. Austin 7.20 

$29.70 
Paid N. H. Public Welfare Dept. $4377 02 

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Detail 24. Town Poor: 

Appropriation $3100.; Expended $2585.89 
Paid on order of Overseer of Poor $2585 89 

Detail 26. Memorial Day: 

Appropriation $300.; Expended $300. 
Paid R. J. Stanton, Treas. Bent Burke Post $300 00 

Detail 27. Aid to Soldiers and Their Families: 

Appropriation $100.; Expended $50. 
Paid to a Veteran $50 00 

Detail 28. Parks and Playgrounds: 

Appropriation $1000.; Expended $910.64 
Pay roll $833 65 

Gas and repairs 76 99 

$910 64 

Detail 30. Cemeteries: 

Appropriation $3800.; Expended $3733.05 
Pay roll $3168 87 

Supplies 293 43 

Repairs 174 94 

Gas and lights 95 81 

$3733 05 



Detail 31. Cemetery Road: 

Appropriation $500.; Expended $453.25 
Pay roll $157 00 

Materials 296 25 

$453 25 

Detail 34. Taxes Bought bv Town: 

Paid Tax Collector $1502 90 

Detail 35. Refunds: 

Paid E. Waters $ 70 

Paid O. Peterson 13 08 

$13 78 



Detail 37. Employees' Retirement: 

Appropriation $1500.; Expended $1843.07 
Paid N. H. Dept. Public Welfare $1843 07 



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Detail 38. Interest on Temporary Loans: 

Appropriation $400.; Expended $219.44 
Paid Wilton National Bank $219 44 

Detail 39. Interest on Long Term Note: 

Appropriation $80.; Expended $80. 

Detail 43. Parking Lot: 

Appropriation $350.; Expended $154.90 
Pay roll $ 47 00 

Bulldozer 107 90 

$154 90 

Detail 44. Burton Highway: 

Appropriation $2000.; Expended $1937.74 
Pay roll and shovel $1554 91 

Materials 382 83 

$1937 74 



Detail 45. Emergency Fund: 

Expended $36.00 
Pay roll $36 00 

Detail 46. Sidewalk Construction: 

Appropriation $1500.; Expended $1551.27 
Payroll $983 70 

Materials and repairs 567 57 

$1551 27 



Detail 48. Highway Garage: 

Appropriation $33,000.; Expended $30,662.04 
Abbott Machine Co. $30,000 00 

Shovel and pay roll 526 65 

Lights 19 89 

Insurance 115 50 

$30,662 04 

Detail 51. Temporary Loans: 

Paid Wilton National Bank $30,000 00 

Detail 52. Long Term Notes — Arch Bridge: 

Appropriation $2000.; Expended $2000. 
Paid Wilton National Bank $2000 00 

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Detail 55. Trustees of Trust Funds: 

Paid F. H. Bardol, Trustee $4800 00 

Detail 56. Head Taxes: 

Paid Treas. of N. H. $5153 00 

Detail 57. County Tax: 

Paid County Treasurer $16,474 57 

Detail 59. School District: 
Paid School District Treasurer $113,002 07 

Withholding Taxes: 

Paid Director of Internal Revenue $2940 60 



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WILTON HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT 

The year 1955, I think, has been the best year I 
have had, since I have been Road Agent. 

The summer maintenance was more or less a routine 
job of cleaning ditches, grading and dragging. I have 
replaced a number of culverts where needed. In 1956, 
there will have to be some new culverts put in on the 
Old 101 Road to West Wilton. 

The end of June and during the month of July we 
did the T.R.A. This year we finished graveling Kimball 
Heights, a distance of 1.9 miles. We also graveled .9 
mile of road from the old Chandler place to the home 
of Arthur Keilig on Abbott Hill. After graveling, we 
tarred these same sections, adding 2.8 miles to our 
tarred roads. 

During the first of June, we straightened a bad 
curve at the beginning of the Burton Highway, a dis- 
tance of .15 mile, for which there was a special fund of 
$2,000 raised. 

The last week of July we did our annual tarring. 
This year we resurfaced with Mc3 Asphalt as follows: 

.80 mile of Burton Highway 

.80 mile of Dale Street 

.10 mile at High Mowing School 

.80 mile of Badger Road 

.10 mile of Mason Road 

.60 mile of Abbot Hill Road 

.10 mile of Pleasant Street 

.30 mile of Wilson Road 

.10 mile at Grav's Corner 

.10 mile at Grange Hall 

.10 mile of Beebe Road 

3.90 miles of old road 
2.80 miles new road 

6.70 miles total 

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During the last week of September and the month 
of October we built 750 feet of new sidewalk on Lower 
Maple Street, for which there was S 1500.00 raised over 
the last three years for this work, using a hot top As- 
phalt material. 

The winter maintenance this year was not so serious 
as far as plowing snow was concerned. We did have a 
number of ice storms which caused a lot of trouble. 
During the winter months we used about 100 tons of 
salt. 

I will say at this time that the 5.8 miles of road re- 
turned to the town bv the State have added greatlv to 
the cost of the winter maintenance. 

During the summer and fall, we helped the water 
department on a number of broken pipes and to install 
new lines. 

In closing. I would like to recommend we start 
thinking about some method for having the village 
streets rebuilt, as some of them are getting quite rough. 
Thev have been built for a number of vears, most of 
them having verv little gravel under the tar surface. 

Again. I would like to thank all those who helped 
the Highway Department in anv wav during the past 
vear. 

LAWRENCE A. GIBBONS, 

Wilton Highway Agent. 



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REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE TRUST 
FUNDS OF THE TOWN OF WILTON 

For the Year Ending December 31, 1955 

Balance of Funds Dec. 31, 1954 
209 Cemetery funds-principal $29,690 00 
209 Cemetery funds— unexp. inc. 1,509 64 
Capital Reserve funds 29,271 26 

Capital Reserve funds— unexp. inc. 4,961 13 
Isaac Spalding School fund 10,260 00 

Hattie Livesey School fund 8,139 03 

Hannah Howard School fund 2,430 00 

$86,261 06 

Add Receipts Jan. 1, 1955 to Dec. 31, 1955: 
Amos G. Clark $ 100 00 

Mary E. Adams 150 00 

L. Baldwin 100 00 

John Brennan 150 00 

L. H. Heffer 150 00 

E. Cousens 150 00 

Income Spalding fund 438 90 

Income Livesey fund 456 75 

Income Hannah Howard fund 156 70 

Income from Cemetery funds 1635 77 

Income from Capital Reserve fds. 1138 46 
Income from N. E. Electric stock 3 70 

Additional to Capital Reserve 4000 00 

8304 84 



Total $94,565 90 

Deduct Expenditures: 
Treas. of School District $ 1,052 35 

Town of Wilton (care of lots) 1,187 60 

Town Barn (Cap. Res. Fund) 31,500 00 

33,739 95 

Balance of Funds $60,825 95 



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ANALYSIS OF BALANCE OF FUNDS 



215 Cemetery Funds 
Capital Reserve Funds 
Isaac Spalding School Fund 
Hattie Livesey School Fund 
Hannah Howard School Fund 



Principal Unex. Income Total 


$30,490.00 


$1,635.77 


$32,126.07 


1,771.26 


6,099.59 


7,870.85 


10,260.00 




10,260.00 


8,139.03 




8,139.03 


2,430.00 




2,430.00 


$53,090.29 


$7,735.66 


$60,825.95 



INVESTMENTS TOWN OF WILTON 

IN SAFE DEPOSIT BOX NO. 400 

WILTON NATIONAL BANK 



U. S. Series C Bonds 

U. S. Treasury 2V2 % Bonds 

U. S. Series E' Bonds 

U. S. Series *K' Bonds 

New England Electric Stock 

American Telephone & Telegraph Co. 

Boston & Maine Railroad Bonds 

Atcheson, Topeka & S. F. RR bond 

Boston Fund 

Massachusetts Investment Trust 

Putnam Fund 

Chemical Fund 

Century Fund 

Bond Street Investment Fund 

Eaton & Howard Fund 

Colonial Marble (no value) 



$24,900 00 

$4,000 00 

$1,000 00 

$500 00 

4 Shares 

53 Shares 

2 at $500 00 

1 at $5,000 00 

256 Shares 

118 Shares 

168 Shares 

135 Shares 

110 Shares 

105 Shares 

107 Shares 



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REPORT OF AUDITORS 

We have completed our audit of the books of the 
various town officers for the year ending December 31, 
1955, and find them correct and in good order. 

The records of the Trustees of the Trust Funds, 
Judge of the Municipal Court, Water Department, 
Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Treasurer, Selectmen, and 
Trustees of the Wilton Public Library were checked. 

The uncollected accounts of the Tax Collector and 
Water Department have been verified by sending in- 
dividual notices to each debtor, this being the usual 
accepted practice. 

We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the 
town officers for their cooperation with us during the 
progress of the audit and especially to Mrs. Elizabeth 
French for her very kind and helpful assistance with 
the detail. 

SAMUEL G. PROCTOR, 
LESTER L. YOHE, 

Auditors of Wilton. 



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WILTON PUBLIC AND GREGG FREE LIBRARY 
REPORT OF LIBRARIAN 

For the Year Ending December 31, 1955 

Number of volumes, Dec. 31, 1954 8340 

Number of volumes purchased 341 

Number of volumes added by gift 82 

Number of volumes withdrawn 156 



Total number of volumes Dec. 31, 1955 8607 

Number of magazines purchased 38 

Number of magazines added by gift 12 

Number of newspapers added by gift 1 

Circulation 
Library Open 151 days 

Adult fiction 7671 

Juvenile fiction 5395 



Total 13,066 

Adult non-fiction 3,306 

Juvenile non-fiction 1,730 

Total 5,036 

Adult magazines 2,259 

Juvenile magazines 242 

Total 2,501 

Records 559 

Total Circulation 21,162 

I thank those who have so generouslv given books 
to the library. 

Books given by: Miss Augusta Putnam, Miss Helen 
Rideout, La Marche family, Mr. Donald Scott, Rev. 
J. H. Wilson, Mr. Frederick Bird, Mrs. Dorothy 
Bourdieu, Mrs. Francis J. Moors, Mr. Charles Abbott, 
Miss Louise Fitz, Rev. Larry Huntley, Miss Evelyn 
Jowders, Mrs. Nellie Dow, Mrs. Amy Felch, Miss Hazel 
Jowders, Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Myer Jr., Miss Helen 
Rideout, and books given in memory of Alan Gregg 
and family. 

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Our record collection which was started this year 
has proved to be of great interest to the borrowers. 
Respectfully submitted 

MILDRED C. FRENCH, 

Librarian. 

WILTON PUBLIC AND GREGG FREE LIBRARY 
REPORT OF TREASURER 

Cash on hand Jan. 1, 1955 

C. F. Blanchard Fund 

A. H. Burns Fund 

C. H. Burns Fund 

James Day Fund 

David A. Gregg Fund 

A. L. Keyes Fund 

Clara Lewis Fund 

E. A. Newell Fund 

George Newell Fund 

A. M. Pendleton Fund 

George O. Whiting Fund 

Donations 

Fines 

Town Appropriation 

Town Appropriation for 

Heating System 
Investment Account 
Miscellaneous 
Total 

Disbursements: 
Salaries 
Fuel 
Books 
Magazines 
Electricity 
Telephone 
Fire Insurance 
Building Expense 

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$ 200 41 


224 95 


107 38 


168 49 


252 50 


1,007 81 


100 00 


184 00 


130 35 


42 00 


536 73 


89 00 


13 88 


208 63 


2,000 00 


1,500 00 


36,919 66 


19 54 


$43,705 33 


$ 2,153 00 


454 93 


772 04 


90 40 


282 07 


63 75 


370 80 


491 47 



Supplies 282 26 

Records 92 47 

Miscellaneous 98 84 

Investment Account 35,700 27 

Heating system boiler and stoker 2,850 00 

Total 43,702 30 



Cash on hand Dec. 31, 1955 $ 3 03 

J. ELMER DRAPER, 

Treasurer. 



52 



REPORT OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 

During the past year we have had to replace a 
great many services and pipes due to rust filling them, 
thereby reducing the pressure. 

We had a break at French Village that proved very 
expensive. 

A new line is being put in to the new houses up at 
Abbot Hill Acres. A portion of the expense is being 
borne by the Water Department. 

The screens were repaired and replaced in the Big 
Reservoir. The old Reservoir was cleaned and the 
screens were put into good shape and all new channel 
irons were added. 

LYNN W. POTTER, 
NORMAN W. DRAPER, 
JAMES L. SHELDON, 

Water Commissioners. 

WATER REPORT 

Dr. 
Cash on hand Dec. 31, 1954 
Uncollected Dec. 31, 1954 
May 1955 water rates 
Nov. 1955 water rates 
Overpayment 



Cr. 

Deposited with Treasurer 
Uncollected Dec. 31, 1955 
Uncollectable 



$ 37 40 


3,273 37 


4,529 63 


4,575 86 


1 01 


$12,417 27 


$8,854 31 


2,209 31 


1,353 65 


$12,417 27 



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Financial Statement 
Dr. 

Maintenance $13,589 52 

Cash paid to Treasurer 8,854 31 

Due to Town Dec. 31, 1955 $ 4,735 21 
Due from Town Dec. 31, 1954 18,007 60 



Water Works Expense 


— q>_Lo,z./z, oy 


New Line 


$4,806 94 


Mains 


2,522 79 


Services 


1,448 11 


Chlorinator and Bleach 


1,034 43 


New Services 


864 86 


Reservoir 


835 02 


Hydrants 


723 47 


Clerical and Supplies 


400 10 


Rent and Electricity 


93 70 


Insurance 


55 55 


Meters 


804 55 



$13,589 52 



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MUNICIPAL COURT OF WILTON, N. H. 
Financial Report for Year Ending December 31, 1955 

Received: 
Total fines, fees and costs collected 

on criminal docket 
Total fines, fees and costs collected 

on Juvenile case 
Total fees in small claims 



Paid Out: 
Fines paid to State of 

New Hampshire 
Paid Charles B. Sullivan, Esq., 

services as Special Justice 
Paid N. H. Association of 

Municipal Judges, dues 
Paid N. H. Bindery Revised 

Statutes 
Paid Registered mail postage on 

small claims 
Paid Town of Wilton, N. EL, to 

balance account 



$307 80 

20 00 

5 00 

25 99 

5 25 

228 61 



CASES FILED: 

Criminal docket 
Small claims 
Juvenile cases 



Total cases filed 



59 

12 

1 

72 



$565 00 

5 00 
22 65 

$592 65 



$592 65 



Respectfully submitted 

H. D. CHEEVER, 
Justice Wilton Municipal Court. 



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REPORT OF POLICE DEPARTMENT 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: 

I herewith submit my annual report for the year 
ending December 31, 1955. 

Aid rendered emergency calls 33 
Allowing improper person to operate 1 

Auto accidents reported and investigated 48 

Articles reported lost 12 
Articles returned to owners 7 

Articles not claimed 4 

Assault and battery 1 

Bicycles reported missing 9 

Bicycles recovered 9 

Calls from other departments 49 

Calls to other departments 43 

Complaints received and investigated 61 
Careless or negligent operating 1 

Delinquent dog taxes for collection 26 
Deer killed by auto 6 

Dogs killed by auto 13 
Dogs killed for owners 9 

Dogs returned to owners 12 

Doors found unlocked 43 

Domestic troubles 25 
Drownings 2 

Driving under influence 2 

Drunks 2 

Failing to report auto accident 1 

Failing to keep to right 2 

Grossly careless and negligent operating 1 

Homes found for dogs 7 

Juvenile cases 1 

Juvenile investigations 15 
Larceny of merchandise 1 

Larceny of laurel 1 

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Larceny of auto 




Leaving scene of accident 


2 


Lodgers and tramps 


23 


Miles traveled (personal cars to April 4) 


2780 


Miles traveled (cruiser since April 4) 


7658 


Misuse of auto plates 


1 


Missing persons 


3 


Number of persons injured in auto accidents 5 


Obstructions removed from highways 


9 


Operating without inspection 


1 


Operating without license 


3 


Parking violations 


18 


Passing on left of solid yellow line 


3 


Police courtesy cards issued 


87 


Police escort 


104 


Property damage 


5 


Registration of bicycles 


199 


Speeding 


3 


Stop sign violations 


1 


Safe keeping 


6 


Summer homes checked ' 


22 


Shooting accidents 


1 


Statutory charge 


1 


Skunks removed from buildings 


3 


Stolen cars recovered 


1 


Street lights reported out 


54 


Total number of cars checked 


38971 


Unreasonable speed 


4 



The department appreciates having the cruiser and 
Civil Defense twoway radio. This equips us to handle 
emergencies more efficiently. 

I also wish to thank Sergeant Conti and Trooper 
McBain of the N. H. State Police for their fine coopera- 
tion during the past year. 

Respectfullv submitted, 

H. J. DRAYTON, 

Chief of Police. 



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REPORT OF WILTON FIRE DEPARTMENT - 1955 

Total number of calls 39 

Bell alarms 20 

Still alarms 19 

Mutual aid 1 

Chimney fires 11 

Buildings 7 

Brush and grass fires 5 

Dump 4 

Automobiles 2 

False 1 

Drownings 1 

Flooded oil burners 2 

Junk yard 1 

Resuscitator 3 

Property damage by fire $5,395 40 

Covered by insurance $5,370 40 

We have had no bad fires during 1955. 
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month. 
Training is carried on inside during the winter months, 
and during the warmer weather we do outside drills. 

Radios have been installed, one in the Ford Pump- 
er, and one in the Tank truck. We also have two porta- 
bles. We have found that they will be very useful. 

In September of 1955, we had eight men who at- 
tended the Fire Training School at the Grenier Air 
Base in Manchester, held on a Saturday and Sunday. We 
had three men who attended on Saturday, and five men 
on Sunday. This year we hope we will be able to send 
more. Much is gained from this training. The instruc- 
tors are men of years of experience. 

The equipment is in good condition, with the 
exception of one that will have to be replaced in the 
near future. 

In the Budget we have asked for more money for 
the men. At our January meeting the question was 
brought up. The men are receiving fifty dollars a year 
now; they are asking for one hundred. 

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We are having more trouble each spring with in- 
cinerators. Clean all around your barrel, place a screen 
over the top, and do not burn on a windy day. 

We recommend for maintenance $6,940 00 

Fire alarm service 1,850 00 

Forest fires 500 00 



$9,290 00 
I wish to thank the Commissioners and deputies and 
members of the Department for their cooperation. 

WILFRID B. BERUBE, Chief 
ERNEST CLARK, Deputy 
FRANK EDWARDS, Deputy 

REPORT OF DISTRICT FIRE CHIEF 

To the Selectmen: 

Each year there is a demand for a statement on 
forest fires for publication in the annual town report. 
It is believed they serve a good purpose in reminding 
local citizens of the danger from such fires and how 
they can help prevent them. The following is offered 
with the respectful request for publication in your town 
report. 

Sincerely, 

GUY O. HOLLIS, 
District Fire Chief. 

Be A Good Citizen — Cooperate 

Smoking and debris burning caused more than 50 
percent of the forest fires occuring in the state of New 
Hampshire in 1955 — 235 fires out of a total of 463 origi- 
nated from these two sources. Lighted smoking ma- 
terial and matches thrown from moving vehicles along 
the highway or dropped by fishermen, hunters, hikers, 
berry and flower pickers accounted for 26 percent; 
debris burning in the wrong place or at the wrong time 
by those who failed to heed all pleas for safety or re- 

59 



fused to recognize the logical, sensible rules and regu- 
lations set up under legislative authority governing the 
use of fire in or near woodlands accounted for more 
than 24 percent. This is inexcusable. 

Everything possible is being done officially to reme- 
dv the situation. Since 1909 there has been a statute 
on our law books which requires everyone to secure 
written permission from the local forest fire warden 
before starting a fire in or near woodlands or where 
fire can be communicated to woodlands, unless the 
ground is covered with snow. A never ending program 
of educational work is being carried on bv vour local 
warden and state officials to inform the general public 
both of the value and necessity of securing the required 
permit for such burning. Much progress has been 
made, but there are still many who fail or refuse to 
cooperate. The value of our permit system was definite- 
ly proven in this district during the 1955 calendar year. 
Local wardens issued 1861 permits for debris burning 
fires. That's a lot of permits. The records show only 8 
permit fires got out of control. This proves several 
things — while wardens were liberal in the issuance of 
fire permits, accommodating everv applicant so far 
as possible, thev were cautious, following closelv direc- 
tives outlining overall policv governing the issuance 
of burning permits and thoroughly instructing permit 
users. The latter, too, fullv appreciating their responsi- 
bility in using their permits, governed themselves ac- 
cordingly. Result? Much burning done legally and 
safe. 

But what of the smokers? Despite all the efforts of 
those officially charged with the responsibility of pre- 
venting fires, too manv were careless or thoughtless 
in disposing of smoking material and matches. Why? 
It is difficult to saw Autos are now equipped with ash 
trays. Why not use them? The crushing out of a cigar, 
cigarette and the complete extinguishment of matches 
before being discarded is an easv chore. 

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If the costly habits of the careless and indifferent 
smoker and debris burner could be overcome, more 
than half of our annual forest fires would be eliminat- 
ed. Will YOU do YOUR share to bring this about? 

Remember 

1. Get a written permit from your local warden 
before starting your debris burning or camp fire. The 
law requires it. 

2. Make certain they are dead out before leaving 
them. 

3. Become a safe smoker by extinguishing smoking 
material and matches before discarding them. 

Be A Good Citizen — Cooperate 

GUY O. HOLLIS, 

District Fire Chief. 

Number of local fires 2 . 

Number of acres burned V2 

Number of permits issued 27 

WILFRID B. BERUBE, 

Forest Fire Warden 
Lawrence A. Gibbons, Deputy 
Ernest L. Clark, Deputy 
Arthur L. Keilig, Deputy 
J. V. Tuttle, Deputy 
Franklin W. Edwards, Deputy 
Ernest R. Hutchinson, Deputy 



6L 



REPORT OF OVERSEER OF THE POOR 

Town cases paid on order from 

Overseer of the Poor $2585 89 

County cases that went through the 

office of Overseer of the Poor $180 90 

As in other years, a great many people are receiving 
aid under various classifications, including Old Age 
Assistance, Aid for Needy Blind, Aid for Dependent 
Children, Aid for Permanent Disabled, and direct State 
Aid. None of these accounts go through the office of 
Overseer of the Poor. 

GUY M. HOLT, 

Overseer of the Poor. 



DISTRICT NURSING REPORT - 1955 

Bedside Care Calls 174 

Treatments 15 

Dressings 5 

Hypodermic Injections 302 

Intra Muscular Injections 83 

Visits 72 

To Hospital Emergencv 1 

Shampoos O.A.A. 4 

Foot Care 21 

A. R. C. Home Service Calls 6 

A. R. C. Semi Annual Meeting 1 
Total Collections $338.25 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDNA J. GILBERT, R.N. 



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Deaths Registered in the Town of Wilton, N. H. 
for the Year Ending December 31, 1955 



Date and Place 


Name and Surname 








of Death 


of Deceased I 


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83 


Name of Father 
Albert S. French 


Name of Mother 


Jan. 2i, Manchester 


Maude L. Foster 


Clara M. Parkhurst 


Jan. 30, Concord 


Lewis H. Baldwin 


81 


John Baldwin 


Louise Perrin 


Feb. 10, Nashua 


David Whiting 


84 


Harvey A. Whiting 


Mary E. Kimball 


Feb. 18, Goffstown 


Dana Paige 36 hrs. 


Clarence E. Paige 


Lucille Foote 


Mar. 7, Nashua 


Minnie Marie McCarthy 


67 


Thomas Dupuis 


Sarah Mills 


Mar. 7, Milford 


Sarah M. Curtis 


64 


Eli Curtis 


Ella Richardson 


Mar. 9, Cranston, 










R. I. 


Dr. Herbert T. Barker 


85 






Mar. 11, Nashua 


Laura Chandler Heffer 


62 


George P. Chandler 


Etta J. Chandler 

Curtis 


Mar. 14, Wilton 


Thomas M. McEvilly 


69 


Jeremiah McEvilly 


Bridget O'Toole 


Mar. 22, Nashua 


Daniel H. Harrington 


93 


Michael Harrington 


Bridget 


Apr. 9, Nashua 


Shirley Aileen Jowders 


26 


Walter T. Hatch 


Esther E. Anderson 


Apr. 12, Manchester 


fames R. KillKelly 


80 


Thomas Killkelly 


Jane Cain 


May 1, Milford 


Alice Edwards 


85 


Charles Johnson 


Frances Baker 


May 1, Goffstown 


Charles Brown 


70 


Alfred 


Ellen 


June 3, Boston 


Mark Huntington King 


56 






June 20, Dracut. 










Mass. 


Raymond H. Perusse 


27 


Joseph A. Perusse 


Beatrice Franklin 


June 24, Nashua 


Mary Ellen Varley 


67 


Patrick Goldboro 


Fannie Ward 


June 28, Wilton 


Jessie Isabelle Harrington 


63 


George A. Harrington 


Jessie J. Pratt 


June 29, Nashua 


Belle Randall Stover 


64 


U/K 


Lena Foss 


June 30, Nashua 


Elizabeth Atwood Tebbetts 


64 


Edward H. Atwood 


Elizabeth Barrett 


July 4, Marlboro, 










Mass. 


Mary Boynton 


88 


Samuel Reed 


Rebecca J. Whitney 


July 5, Peterboro 


Priscilla Cecelia Jordan 


65 


William H. Brown 


Priscilla C. Lewis 


July 12, Goffstown 


Arthur Brunelle 


63 


U/K 


U/K 


July 13, Amherst 


Elizabeth Mary Dunn 


80 


Gideon Desilete 


Ogile Beauleau 


July 15, Westboro, 










Mass. 


Patrick Hamilton 


69 


Michael Hamilton 


Sarah Hart 


July 18, Goffstown 


Charles H. Buttrick 


72 


George H. Buttrick 


Francella O'Gray 


July 27, Wilton 


Clarence L. Call 


13 


Sanford Call 


Gertrude Collings 

Ryan 


July 27, Wilton 


Merrill Lovejoy Holt 


38 


Alvin Holt, Sr. 


Sadie Lovejov 


July 29, Milford 


George Wesley Marden 


82 


George Marden 


Sarah Mansfield 


Aug. 3, Wilton 


Ethel F. Putnam 


81 


George H. Putnam 


Rebecca K. Shepard 


Aug. 4, Milford 


Bridget Agnes Brennan 


80 


John Brennan 


Mary A. Shea 


Aug. 29, Nashua 


Infant Girl Rood 





Ronald H. Rood 


Tean B. Riendeau 


Aug. 30, Wilton 


Olive Joseph Pellerin 


90 


Stanislaus Pellerin 


Julienne LeBlanc 


Sept. 15, Milford 


Leland Smith Stone 


77 


Hezekiah S. Stone 


Jessie L. Curler 


Oct. 4, Milford 


Samuel Henry Fraser 


87 


Elie Fraser 


Apolline Cote 


Oct. 5, Wilton 


John Lammi 


71 


U/K 


U/K 


Oct. 7, Nashua 


Addie Francilla Glines 


77 


Moses G. Brown 


Christine Robbins 


Oct. 18, Manchester 


Harold J. Coussens 


40 


Owen Coussens 


Helen G. Hart 


Oct. 28, Danvers, 










Mass. 


Paul E. Mason 


67 






Nov. 1, Nashua 


Arthur Tames Hurley 


57 


James C. Hurley 


Ellen Lynch 


Nov. 1, Concord 


Ann Drake 


67 


Frank Tolford 


Jennie Lanpher 


Nov. 1, Peterboro 


Infant Girl Fisk 23 1 


irs. 


William A. Fisk 


Joyce A. Greeley 


Nov. 3, Charlestown 


Florence Tuttle Morrison 


57 


Henry V. Tuttle 


Nettie May 


Nov. 12, Goffstown 


George Hutchinson 


87 


James Hutchinson 


Emiline 


Nov. 14, Nashua 


Paul Wilfred Lund 


64 


Victor Lund 


U/K 


Dec. 14, Goffstown 


Cornelius McCarthy 


79 


Cornelius McCarthy 


Katherine Doyle 


Dec. 18, Peterboro 


Mabel Cozette Frye 


66 


Harvey T. H. Frye 


Abbie L. Folsom 



SEXTON'S REPORT 

For the Year Ending December 31, 1955 





Date and Place 


Name and Surname 








of Death 


of Deceased Age 


Cemetery 


1952 






Feb. 
1955 
Jan. 


17, Frarningham, Mass. 


Frances Bailey Barker 


S2 


Laurel Hill 


21, Manchester 


Maude L. Foster 


B3 


Vale End 


Jan. 


30, Concord 


Lewis H. Baldwin 


81 


Laurel Hill 


Feb. 


10. Nashua 


David Whiting 


84 


Laurel Hill 


Feb. 


18, Goffstown 


Dana Paige 36 hrs. 


Laurel Hill 


Mar. 


7. Nashua 


Minnie Nlarie McCarthy 


67 


Mt. Calvarv 


Mar. 


7. Milford 


Sarah M. Curtis 


64 


Laurel Hill 


Mar. 


9, Cranston, R. I. 


Dr. Herbert T. Barker 


S5 


Laurel Hill 


Mar. 


11, Nashua 


Laura Chandler Heffer 


62 


Laurel Hill Ext. 


Mar. 


22. Nashua 


Daniel H. Harrington 


93 


Mt. Calvary 


Apr. 


9. Nashua 


Shirlev Aileen Jowders 


26 


Laurel Hill Ext. 


Apr. 


12. Manchester 


James R. Killkelly 


80 


Mt. Calvarv 


May 


1. Milford 


Alice Edwards 


85 


Laurel Hill 


May 


1 . Goffstown 


Charles Brown 


70 


South 


June 


2. Boston. Mass. 


Mark Huntington King 


56 


South 


June 


20. Dracut. Mass. 


Raymond H. Peruke 


27 


Mt. Calvary 


June 


24. Nashua 


Man- Ellen Varlev 


67 


Mt. Calvarv 


June 


29, Nashua 


Belle Randall Stover 


64 


Laurel Hill 


June 


30. Nashua 


Elizabeth Atwood Tebbets 


64 


Laurel Hill 


Julv 


4. Marlboro, Mass. 


Mary Boynton 


88 


Laurel Hill 


Julv 


5. Peterboro 


Priscilla Cecelia Jordan 


65 


Laurel Hill 


Julv 


12. Goffstown 


Arthur Brunelle 


63 


Mt. Calvary 


Julv 


1 3, Amherst 


Elizabetn Mary Dunn 


70 


Mt. Calvary 


Julv 


15. Westboro. Mass. 


Patrick Hamilton 


69 


Mt. Calvarv 


July 


18, Goffstown 


Charles H. Buttrick 


72 


Laurel Hill 


Aug. 


4. Milford 


Bridget Agnes Brennan 


- 


Mt. Calvarv 


Aug. 


29, Nashua 


Infant Girl Rood 





Laurel Hill 


Aug. 


30. Wilton 


Oliver Joseph Pellerin 


90 


Mt. Calvary 


Oct. 


4. Milford 


Samuel Henry Fraser 


89 


Mt. Calvarv 


Oct. 


18, Manchester 


Harold J. Cousens 


40 


Laurel Hill 


Oct. 


28, Danvers. Mass. 


Paul E. Mason 


67 


South 


Nov. 


1. Nashua 


Arthur James Hurley 


57 


Mt. Calvary 


Nov. 


1, Concord 


Ann Drake 


67 


Laurel Hill 


Nov. 


1. Peterboro 


Infant Girl Fisk 23 1 


irs. 


Vale End 


Nov. 


3. Charlestown 


Florence Turtle Morrison 


57 


Laurel Hill 


Nov. 


12. Goffstown 


Georce Hutchinson 


88 


Mt. Calvarv 


Nov. 


14, Nashua 


Paul Wilfred Lund 


64 


Laurel Hill 


Dec. 


14. Goffstown 


Cornelius McCarthy 


79 


Mt. Calvary 


Dec. 


lb. Peterboro 


Mabel Cozette Frye 


66 


5outh 



WILTON 

School District Reports 

For the Year Ending 

June 30, 1955 



SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICERS 

Term Expires 
Moderator: Mr. Raymond Batchelder March 1956 

Clerk: Mrs. Mary Kennedy March 1956 

Treasurer: Miss Julia M. Kecv June 1956 

Auditors: Messrs. Samuel Proctor and 

Lester Yohe March 1956 

School Board Members 

Mrs. Mildred Peters, Secretary March 1956 

Mr. Raymond LaPonsie. Chairman March 1957 

Mr. David Wright March 1958 



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Superintendent 

Mr. Newell T. Paire 

Truant Officer and Custodian 

Mr. Evan R. Day, Sr., Truant Officer 

and Chief Custodian 

Mr. Earl Broderick. Assistant Custodian 

School Nurse 
Mrs. Edna J. Gilbert, R. N. 

Teaching Staff for 1955-56 
Mr. Kenneth A. Sargent. Principal 

Guidance and Biology 
Mr. John Callahan Social Studies 6c Phys. Ed. 

Mr. John Hastings Science & Mathematics 

Mr. Howard Preston English and Languages 

Mr. Ralph Dwire Trades & Industries 

Mr. Carl Shaw Eng. 9, Math and Jr. Bus.. Coach 

Miss Ruth Lange Commercial & Girls' Coach 

Mrs. Dorothy Tatarunis Home Economics 

Miss Mary R. Hurlev Social Studies 7 & S 

Mrs. Helene Greene Eng. 7, 8, Math 7 

Miss Ethelvn Edwards Music Supervisor 

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Miss Florence Rideout, Principal 


Grade 5 


Mrs. Elizabeth Shaw 


Grade 6 


Mrs. Frances Pellerin 


Grade 4 


Mrs. Bertha Wells 


Grade 3 


Miss Nora Hurley 


Grades 2 & 3 


Miss Mabel Shea 


Grade 2 


Mrs. Lillian Cullinan 


Grade 1 


Mrs. Rowena Bryan 


Grade 1 



SCHOOL CALENDAR 

1955-56: 

School opens January 4, 1956, Closes February 17 
School opens February 27, Closes April 20 
School opens April 30, Closes June 15 

1956-57: 

School opens September 5, Closes November 21 
School opens November 26, Closes December 21 
School opens January 7, Closes February 15 
School opens February 25, Closes April 19 
School opens April 29, Closes June 14 
Holiday: Memorial Day May 30 
Teachers' Convention: October 18 & 19 (subject 
to change) 

Total Number of School Days 180 
Total Number of Weeks 37 



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WARRANT FOR ANNUAL SCHOOL MEETING 

The State of New Hampshire 

To the Inhabitants of the School district in the town of 
Wilton qualified to vote in district affairs: 

You are hereby notified to meet at the Town Hall 
in said district on the 10th day of March 1956, at 8:00 
o'clock in the afternoon, to act upon the following 
subjects : 

1. To choose a Moderator for the coining year. 

2. To choose a Clerk for the ensuing year. 

3. To choose a Member of the School Board for 
the ensuing three years. 

4. To choose a Treasurer for the ensuing year. 

5. To determine and appoint the salaries of the 
School Board and Truant Officer, and fix the com- 
pensation of any other officers or agent of the district. 

6. To hear the reports of Agents, Auditors, Com- 
mittees, or Officers chosen, and pass any vote relating 
thereto. 

7. To choose Agents, Auditors and Committees in 
relation to anv subject embraced in this warrant. 

8. To see what sum of monev the district will 
raise and appropriate for the support of schools, for 
the salaries of school district officials and agents, and 
for the payment of statutory obligations of the district, 
and to authorize the application against said appropri- 

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ation of such sums as are estimated to be received from 
the state foundation aid fund together with other in- 
come; the school board to certify to the selectmen the 
balance between the estimated revenue and the ap- 
propriation, which balance is to be raised by taxes by 
the town. 

Given under our hands at said Wilton this 17th day 
of February 1956. 

RAYMOND LaPONSIE, 
MILDRED T. PETERS, 
DAVID WRIGHT, 

School Board. 



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WILTON SCHOOL BOARDS ESTIMATE FOR 1956-57 

School Board's statement of amounts required to support public 
schools and meet other statutory obligations of the district for 
the fiscal year beginning July 1. 1956 and comparative analysis 
of expenditures. 

Estimated 
Expended Budgeted Budget 
1954-55 1955-56 1956-57 

A. Administration: 

1. Salaries of district officers 

2. Supt.'s salary (local share) 

3. Tax for state-wide supervision 

4. Salaries of other 

administrative personnel 

5. Supplies and expenses 

B. Instruction: 

6. Teachers' salaries 

7. Books and other 

instructional aids 

8. Scholars' supplies 

9. Salaries of clerical assistants 

10. Other instructional expenses 

C. Operation of School Plant: 

11. Salaries of custodians 

12. Fuel or heat 

13. Water, light & other expenses 

D. Maintenance of School Plant: 

14. Repairs and replacements 2,359.14 2,347.50 2,247.50 

E. Auxiliary Activities: 

15. Health supervision 

16. Transportation 

17. Tuition: elementary 

18. Special fund activities 
18a. School lunch 

F. Fixed Charges: 

19. Teacher retirement 

20. Insurance, bonds & expenses 

Total Current Expenses 

G. Capital Outlay: 

21. Land and new buildings 

22. Additions and improvements 

23. New equipment 

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S 552.31 


S 745.00 


S 745.00 


♦1,719.48 


1,931.10 


2,068.20 


716.00 


778.00 


774.00 


1,061.40 


1,136.15 


1,387.60 


1,493.40 


1.520.84 


1,735.63 


59.588.18 


62,950.00 


70,225.00 


1.875.48 


1,565.00 


1,590.00 


3.517.92 


3.140.80 


3.188.00 


34.59 


105.00 


105.00 


95.44 


352.00 


352.00 


5,409.93 


5.650.00 


5,850.00 


4.508.21 


4.530.00 


4,705.00 


3,607.70 


2.934.56 


2,869.26 



1,394.32 


1,460.00 


1,560.00 


6.426.00 


7.500.00 


7,500.00 


319.89 


300.00 


480.00 


927.91 


980.00 


1,030.00 


1,570.31 


200.00 


200.00 


4,148.00 


4,272.73 


4,763.73 


2,021.14 


1,685.28 


1,599.95 


S103.346.75 S106,083.96 $114,975.87 


S 62,627.53 S 


330.00 




3,026.79 


350.00 




4,828.33 


1,415.00 S 


1,300.00 



Estimated 
Expended Budgeted Budget 
1954-55 1955-56 1956-57 

H. Debt and Interest: 

25. Payments on principal 2,000.00 9,000.00 11,500.00 

26. Payments of interest 855.12 1,637.00 1,440.25 



Total Net Payments $176,684.52 $118,815.96 $129,216.12 

Balance on hand June 30, 1955 57.25 



$176,741.77 



I. Payments of "In and Out" 

Items 1,056.12 



Total Gross Payments $177,797.89 $118,815.96 $129,216.12 

J. INCOME FROM DISTRICT: Actual Estimated Estimated 

Balance on hand June 30, 1954 $ 4.83 

Trust funds 746.50 $ 900.00 $ 700.00 

Tuition: High School 6,149.50) 9,000.00 9,100.00 

Elementary 2,111.25) 

School lunch 1,278.55 

Notes and bonds 64,000.00 

Miscellaneous 449.07 200.00 200.00 

Local taxation 102,002.07 

In and Out Items 1,056.12 



Total Gross Receipts $177,797.89 

State aid bldg. fund 1,800.00 



Total Estimated Income $ 10,100.00 $ 11,800.00 

Total assessment required to 

meet School Board's Budget $102,002.07 

Tot. estimated assessment required 
to meet School Board's Budget $108,715.96 $117,416.12 

*Supervisory Union share of Superintendent's 
Salary $4,525; State share $2,500.00. 



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DETAILED STATEMENT OF DISBURSEMENTS 

Fiscal Year July 1, 1954 to June 30, 1955 

ADMINISTRATION 
1. School District Officers: 

Raymond LaPonsie $ 98 01 

Mildred T. Peters 254 80 

David Wright 98 00 

Samuel Proctor 5 00 

Lester Yohe 5 00 

John J. Barry, Commissioner 16 40 

Julia Kecv 73 60 

N. H. Public Welfare 1 50 

$552 31 



2. Superintendent's Salary (local share) 

Supervisory Union No. 63 $1,719 48 

3. Tax for State Wide Supervision: 

N. H. State Treasurer $716 00 

4. Salaries of Other Administrative Personnel: 

Supervisorv Union No. 63 $950 40 

Paul Blanchette 18 00 

Mildred T. Peters 50 00 

Evan R. Day, Sr. 25 00 

James Sheldon 18 00 

$1,061 40 



5. Supplies and Expenses: 

Supervisory Union No. 63 $1,129 11 

Evan R. Day, Sr. 25 50 

Wilton Telephone Co. 260 95 

The Cabinet Press 22 40 

Edson C. Eastman Co. 84 45 

Joseph E. Hurley, Postmaster 37 90 

Kenneth Sargent 4 50 

Earl Broderick 9 00 



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$1,573 81 



INSTRUCTION 
6. Teachers' Salaries: 

Raymond Bissonette 

Rowena Bryan 

John Callahan 

Lillian Cullman 

James Doyle 

Ethelyn Edwards 

Helene Greene 

John Hastings 

Mary R. Hurley 

Nora C. Hurley 

Ruth Lange 

Daniel Marcelonis 

Francis Pellerin 

Howard Preston 

Florence Rideout 

Kenneth Sargent 

Mabel Shea 

Dorothy Tatarunis. 

Bertha Wells 

Mildred T. Peters 

Theresa Testa 

Neil Howard 

Elizabeth Hurley 

Marjorie Robbins 

Lillian Maynard 

Mary Marcelonis 

N. H. Teachers' Retirement 

System 
University of Nebraska 
Wilton National Bank 
Supervisory Union No. 63 
N. H.-Vt. Hospitalization Service 
Washington National Ins. Co. 
Director of Internal Revenue 
N. H. Public Welfare 



77 



$2,515 42 


2,134 90 


2,533 40 


1,981 90 


2,852 50 


1,470 47 


514 52 


2,410 05 


2,480 50 


2,211 80 


2,408 30 


2,500 80 


2,318 30 


2,997 00 


2,447 70 


4,034 04 


2,238 80 


2,562 30 


2,271 10 


454 64 


40 00 


1,378 78 


16 00 


6 00 


40 00 


80 00 


4,388 60 


193 09 


3,918 84 


170 85 


s 898 35 


16 65 


3,092 82 


9 76 


$59,588 18 



7. Books and Other Instructional Aids: 
O. H. Toothaker 
Leonard S. Morrison 
American Book Co. 
Denoyer Geppert Co. 
C. C. Birchard & Co. 
Silver Burdett Co. 
Webster Publishing Co. 
McCormack-Mathers Pub. Co. 

C. S. Hammond & Co. 

D. C. Heath & Co. 
University of N. H. 
A. H. Bice Co., Inc. 
Charles Music Service 
Benton Beview Pub. Co. 
Bice Film Co. 
John B. Clark 
Jeanette Leduc 
Bailway Express Co. 
National Association of 

Manufacturers 

F. A. Owen Pub. Co. 

Allvn & Bacon Inc. 
j 

Houghton Miffiin Co. 

The L. W. Singer Co., Inc. 

Southwestern Pub. Co. 

Noble and Noble Pub. Inc. 

Ginn & Co. 

Henry Holt & Co. 

McGraw & Hill Book Co., Inc. 

National Forum Inc. 

Kenneth Sargent 

Bow, Peterson Co. 

Follett Publishing Co. 

Band McNally & Co. 

Lyons & Camahan 

Scott, Foresman & Co. 



78 



$ 4 55 


17 76 


68 15 


25 28 


15 57 


59 24 


38 96 


17 48 


25 36 


253 57 


61 00 


4 99 


30 00 


2 55 


2 14 


2 00 


13 80 


1 80 


35 00 


5 00 


233 08 


34 40 


127 80 


17 32 


82 39 


67 70 


116 48 


90 74 


4 04 


75 00 


10 18 


81 20 


23 26 


25 69 


182 29 



Supervisory Union No. 63 19 71 



8. Scholars' Supplies: 
F. A. Owen Pub. Co. 
Allyn and Bacon, Inc. 
Houghton Mifflin Co. 
The L. W. Singer Co., Inc. 
Southwestern Publishing Co. 
Row, Peterson & Co. 
Follett Publishing Co. 
Rand McNally & Co. 
McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc. 
The Continental Press 
The John C. Winston Co. 
Laidlaw Brothers 
Charles Scribners' Sons 
Silver Burdett Co. 
The Steck Co. 
Henry S. Wolkins Co. 
University of New Hampshire 
Mainco Trading Co. 
Bostitch-Northeast Inc. 
Gledhill Bros. 
J.L. Hammett Co. 
Milton Bradley Co. 
Cleary's Drug Stores 
News Map of the Week, Inc. 
J. E. Faltin Motor Transp. Inc. 
J. Wiss & Sons Co. 
The Art Center 
Graphic School Supply Inc. 
Science Research Associates 
Cambosco Scientific Co. 
Scott, Foresman & Co. 
Joslin Hardware Co. 
Wilton Lumber Co. 
New Hampshire Profiles 



79 



$ 8 00 


58 84 


40 65 


49 89 


37 59 


13 80 


19 00 


77 37 


14 16 


45 94 


5 23 


72 44 


10 29 


140 93 


55 87 


20 25 


54 


128 55 


73 24 


144 39 


466 65 


364 58 


4 34 


16 50 


1 90 


4 91 


127 95 


12 99 


47 44 


369 17 


261 76 


4 29 


7 20 


2 80 



$1,875 48 



Today's Secretary Business 
School Activities 
Junior Scholastic 
Consumer's Research 
National Geographic Society 
National Assoc, of Secondary 

Principals 
Scientific American 
American Education Publications 
Charles E. Merrill Co. 
Wilton News Agency 
Public Affairs Committee 
Ribbon Carbon Products 
Henry Holt & Co. 
Business Education World 
Engineering Instruments 
Supervisory Union No. 63 
Ginn & Co. 
Senior Scholastic 
Science Service 
J. E. Davidson 
Cascade Paper Co. 
D. C. Heath & Co. 
California Test Bureau 
Pioneer Office Appliance Co. 
The Cabinet Press 
World Book Co. 
Burroughs Corporation 



9. Salaries of Clerical Ass'ts. & Supplies: 

Nancy LaPonsie $16 50 

Maude Adams 2 00 

The Cabinet Press 12 97 

School Service 3 12 



3 00 


7 00 


44 00 


3 00 


5 50 


1 50 


5 00 


152 00 


9 48 


26 90 


1 07 


13 50 


41 04 


5 00 


15 92 


193 18 


2 60 


57 50 


11 00 


25 60 


7 04 


65 40 


18 64 


72 


20 50 


22 24 


57 10 



$3,524 88 



$34 59 



80 



10. Supplies and Other Expenses: 

J. L. Hammett Co. 

Pioneer Office Appliance Co. 

Herbert Blanchard 

The University of Nebraska 

Jeanette Leduc 

Kenneth McGettigan 

Joslin Hardware Co. 

Marcia Locke 

Jean Lenz 

Joan Lenz 

Kathryn LaCasse 

Shirley Sturtevant 

Robert Nadeau 

Claude Draper 

Railway Express 

Michael Davidson 



Operation of School Plant: 
11. Salary of Custodians: 
Evan R. Day, Sr. 
Henry Destroismaisons 
C. E. Weston 
Carl Keilig 
Richard McQuade 
Wilton National Bank 
N. H. Public Welfare 
Director of Internal Revenue 
David Wright 
Alfred Willette 
Earl Broderick 
N. H.-Vt. Hospitalization Service 



$55 50 


11 82 


16 45 


14 52 


14 52 


12 00 


1 57 


16 36 


15 08 


15 08 


20 50 


16 36 


18 50 


15 48 


2 93 


12 00 


$2,662 23 


611 46 


100 50 


247 51 


2 25 


293 80 


117 74 


156 40 


3 00 


586 44 


609 40 


19 20 



$258 67 



$5,409 93 



12. Fuel or Heat: 

Wilton Plumbing & Heating Corp. $342 30 
Draper Fuel Co. 4,165 91 

$4 ? 508 21 



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13. Water, Light, Supplies & Expenses: 

Public Service Co. of N. H. 

J. L. Hammett Co. 

Milton Bradley Co. 

Masurv Young 

Luxor Lighting Products Inc. 

The Acme Textile Mill Ends Co. 

Central Paper Products Co. 

Acme Chemical Co. 

Allan H. Murray 

The Pioneer Manufacturing Co. 

}. I. Holcomb Manufacturing Co 

West Disinfecting Co. 

The C. B. Dolge Co. 

Joslin Hardware Co. 

The Garland Co. 

Beckley Cardy Co. 

W. W. Adrian 

Merrimack Farmers Exchange 

Supervisory Union —63 

Western Auto Associate Store 

Putnam Clothing Store 

First National Stores Inc. 

Wilton Auto Station 

Roberts Express 



Maintenance of School Plant: 
14. Repairs and Replacements: 

Wilton Plumbing and Heating Corp. 506 04 



SL966 36 




41 67 




44 10 




19 95 




141 56 




50 73 




108 46 




77 08 




10 80 




244 45 




37 95 




421 75 




248 27 




51 64 




8 50 




10 30 




14 87 




182 73 




6 32 




4 00 




1 17 




75 




3 20 




1 75 






$3,698 36 



J. L. Hammett Co. 


27 02 


The Garland Co. 


150 00 


William L. Nutting Inc. 


34 00 


Becklev Cardy Co. 


41 85 


The Standard Electric Time Co. 


25 00 


International Business Machines 




Corp. 


134 91 


L. C. Robbins 


420 09 



82 



W. W. Adrian 

Joslin Hardware Co. 

Joseph LaCasse 

Fred French 

Wilton Lumber Co. 

E. C. Boutwell 

Carl K. Stimson 

Fay & Ambruson Co., Inc. 

Dearborn Chemical Co. 

Heath Radio & T. V. Service 

Boston & Maine Railroad 

J. Wiss & Sons Co. 

American Playground Device Co. 

Duncan L. Tocher 

A. H. Rice Co. Inc. 

Shipping Room Supplies, Inc. 

Supervisory Union #63 

Abbott Machine Co., Inc. 

Frances Pellerin 

The Keilty Co. 

Craftsman Inc. 

Orvel B. Pierce Co. 

Preferred Utilities Mfg. Corp. 

Cascade Paper Co. 

A. C. Atwood 

Ernest J. Gibbons 

Standard Duplicating Machine 

The C. B. Dolge Co. 

Seamans Supply Co. 

Pioneer Manufacturing Co. 

Auxiliary Activities: 
15. Health Supervision: 

Cleary's Drug Store 
Beckley Cardy Co. 
Edna J. Gilbert 
Wilton National Bank 



83 



85 68 


36 35 


6 00 


11 75 


9 00 


12 55 


9 90 


145 69 


116 70 


13 45 


2 30 


2 50 


17 69 


5 75 


37 90 


4 40 


18 70 


15 24 


10 65 


58 90 


23 89 


9 25 


5 79 


4 76 


23 79 


21 50 


1 15 


184 22 


1 30 


147 96 


19 31 


7 35 


984 30 


75 70 



$2,383 62 



X. H.-Yt. Hospitalization Service 19 20 

Director of Internal Revenue 50 60 

N. H. Teachers Retirement Svstem 120 20 

Kevstone View Co. 1 66 

Edward Sheds, M. D. 100 00 

Treasurer State of N. H- 100 00 

Wilton Auto Station 16 00 



$1,494 32 



16. Transportation: 

YYilton Auto Station $6,300 00 

Supervisorv Union #63 126 00 



17. Tuition: 

Crotched Mountain 

N. H. Dept. of Public Welfare 

18. Special Activities: 

Wilton Auto Station 

Lvneh's Sports Equipment Co. 

Wilton Lumber Co. 

Maude Adams 

Super visory Union #63 

Joslin Hardware Co. 

Gould Industrial Supplv Co. 

L. C. Robbins 

X. H. Technical Institute 

Jones Express 

First National Stores, Inc. 

Joseph Fay 

Xora Hurley 

The Lynch Co., Inc. 

State Treasurer 



18a. Wilton School Lunch: $1,598 55 



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<pU,tZiU uu 


$135 00 


184 89 


$319 89 


126 00 


54 90 


408 04 


21 46 


70 


183 83 


16 50 


4 20 


1 05 


3 40 


40 49 


40 00 


40 00 


48 00 


9 60 

ftQpjft 17 



Fixed Charges: 




19. Retirement: 




N. H. Teachers Retirement 




System 


$4,109 73 


State Treasurer 


38 27 



$4,148 00 

20. Insurance, Ronds and Expenses: 

Cheever and Sullivan $1,885 16 

N. H. Dept of Public Welfare 61 51 

N. H- School Boards Association 10 00 

State Treasurer 64 47 

$2,021 14 

Capital Outlay: 

21. Lands and New Ruildings: 

Abbott Machine Company $60,000 00 

Cheever and Sullivan 110 75 

Town of Wilton 78 30 

Tracy and Hildreth 2,438 48 

$62,627 53 

22. Additions and Improvements: 

L. C. Robbins $1,690 00 

A. C. Atwood 347 70 

W. W. Adrian 989 09 



23. New Equipment: 
Beckley Cardy Co. 
W. W. Adrian 
Supervisory Union #63 
Southwestern N. H. Transp. Co. 
G. H. Tilden Co. 
Cascade Paper Co. 
Standard Duplicating Co. 
Boston & Maine Railroad 
McLeod Co- 
J. E. Faltin Motor Transp. Co. 



85 



$94 54 


38 45 


270 00 


25 47 


213 30 


3,137 73 


150 00 


2 74 


14 00 


1 90 



$3,026 79 



International Business Machines 



Corp. 
Milton Bradley Co. 
Seamans Supply Co. 


461 02 
16 93 
18 10 


Andrew Dutton Co. 


22 15 


O. W. Carleton 


8 00 


N. H. Technical Institute 


1 50 


Royal Typewriter Co., Inc. 


352 50 



$4,828 33 

25. Payments on Principal: 

Wilton National Bank $2,000 00 

26. Payments of Interest: 

Wilton National Bank $167 12 

First National Bank of Boston 688 00 

$855 12 

27. Miscellaneous Items (Partial 
In-and-Out) 

N. H. Hospitalization Service $290 40 

The Art Center 6 03 

Congleton Typewriter Exchange 89 25 

University of Nebraska 45 25 

Joslin Hardware Co. 1 55 

The C. B. Dolge Co- 59 40 

$491 88 



Total Payments for All Purposes $177,740 64 

Cash on Hand June 30, 1955 57 25 



$177,797 89 

Respectfully submitted, 

RAYMOND LaPONSIE 
MILDRED PETERS 
DAVID WRIGHT 

School Board 



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FINANCIAL REPORT OF SCHOOL ROARD 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1955 

Administration: 

1. Salaries of District Officers $ 

2. Superintendent's Salary (local share) 

3. Tax for State-wide Supervision 

4. Salaries of other Adm. Personnel 

5. Supplies and Expenses 

Instruction: 

6. Teachers Salaries 

7. Books and Other Instructional Aids 

8. Scholars' Supplies 

9. Salaries of Clerical Assistants 

10. Supplies and Other Expenses 

Operation of School Plant: 

11. Salaries of Custodians 

12. Fuel or Heat 

13. Water, Light and Other Expenses 

Maintenance of School Plant: 

14. Repairs and Replacements 2,359 14 

Auxiliary Activities: 

15. Health Supervision 

16. Transportation 

17. Tuition: Elementary 
18- Special Fund Activities 
18a. School Lunch 

Fixed Charges: 

19. Teacher Retirement 

20. Insurance, Bonds & Expenses 

Total Current Expenses 

Capital Outlay: 

21. Land and New Buildings $ 62,627 53 



87 



552 31 


1,719 48 


716 00 


1,061 40 


1,493 40 


59,588 18 


1,875 48 


3,517 92 


34 59 


95 44 


5,409 93 


4,508 21 


3,607 70 



1,394 32 

6,426 00 

319 89 

927 91 

1,570 31 


4,148 00 
2,021 14 


$103,346 75 



22. Additions and Improvements 3,026 79 

23. New Equipment 4,828 33 

Debt and Interest: 

25. Payments on Principal 2,000 00 

26. Payments of Interest 855 12 



Total Net Payments 

In and Out Items: 

27. Payments of In & Out Items 



- 73,337 77 

$176,684 52 

1,056 12 

$177,740 64 

57 25 



Cash on Hand June 30, 1955 

Grand Total Payments for all Purposes $177,797 89 



RECEIPTS 
Federal Aid: 

National School Lunch 

Local Taxation: 
Current Appropriation 

Other Sources: 
Elementary School Tuitions 
Secondary School Tuitions 
Trust Funds 
Notes and Bonds 
All other 

Total Net Receipts 

Cash on Hand July 1, 1954 

Grand Total Net Receipts 
In and Out Transactions 

Total Gross Income 



$ 1,278 55 

102,002 07 

2,111 25 
6,149 50 

746 50 
64,000 00 

449 07 

$176,736 54 
4 83 

$176,741 77 
1,056 12 

$177,797 89 



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BALANCE SHEET 

ASSETS 
Cash on Hand June 30, 1954 $ 57 25 

Accounts due district: 

From Other Souces — Floor Seal 15 00 

Loam 15 00 



Total Assets $ 87 25 

Net Debt (excess of liabilities over assets) 70,912 75 



Grand Total $ 71,000 00 

LIABILITIES 

Notes and Bonds Outstanding $ 71,000 00 

Status of School Notes and Bonds 
Outstanding at beginning of year $ 9,000 00 

Issued during the year 64,000 00 

Total $ 73,000 00 

Payment of Principal of Debt. 2,000 00 

Notes and Bonds Outstanding at End 

of Year $ 71,000 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

RAYMOND LaPONSIE 
MILDRED PETERS 
DAVID WRIGHT 



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SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM 

The summary below covers the receipts, expenditures, 
and balances of the School Lunch Program at 
Wilton for the fiscal year 1954-55: 

Cash on Hand July 1, 1954 $ 46 06 



Receipts : 






Lunch Sales — Children 


$4,318 04 




Lunch Sales — Adults 


525 70 


4,843 74 


Reimbursements 




1,010 35 


District Appropriation 




200 00 


Miscellaneous Cash Contributions 


774 54 


Total Available Cash 




$6,874 69 


Expenditures : 






Food 


$4,495 23 




Labor 


2,005 48 




Equipment 


119 35 




All Other 


249 75 




Total Expenditures 




$6,869 81 



Actual Cash Balance On Hand June 30, 1955 $ 4 88 

I certifv that the above information is true and cor- 
rect; that the cash balance has been determined by 
actual count and/or verification of the checkbook 
balance; and that invoices and other pertinent records 
as required, are on file to substantiate the School Lunch 
Program transactions. 

LENA DESTROISMAISONS 
S ecre tary-Tr easur er 
Wilton School Lunch 



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REPORT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT TREASURER 

Fiscal Year July 1, 1954 to June 30, 1955 

SUMMARY 

Cash on hand July 1, 1954 $ 4 83 

Received from Selectmen: 

Current Appropriation $102,002 07 

Received from State Treasurer: 



Federal Funds 


1,278 55 


Received from Tuitions 


8,260 75 


Received as Income from 




Trust Funds 


746 50 


Received from Sale of 




Notes and Bonds 


64,000 00 


Received from all Other 




Sources 


1,505 19 


Total Receipts 


177,793 06 



Total Amount Available for Fiscal Year $177,797 89 
Less School Board Orders Paid 177,740 64 

Balance on hand June 30, 1955 $ 57 25 

JULIA M. KECY, 

Treasurer. 
July 21, 1955 

AUDITORS CERTIFICATE 

This is to certify that I have examined the books, 
vouchers, bank statements and other financial records 
of the treasurer of the school district of Wilton of which 
the above is a true summary for the fiscal year ending 
June 30, 1955, and find them correct in all respects. 

SAMUEL PROCTOR, 

Auditor. 
August 3, 1955. 



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SCHEDULE OF INDEBTEDNESS 

2% Serial Notes of August 21, 1956-57: 
New Building - Original Amount $13,000.00 
Due Aug. 21, 1956, principal 



and interest 


$2050 00 


Due Feb. 21, 1957, interest 


30 00 


Due Aug. 21, 1957, principal 
and interest 


3030 00 




$ 5,110 00 


2.15% School Bonds of Sept. 


1, 1954-64: 


New Addition — 




Original Amount $64,000.00 
Due Sept. 1, 1956, principal 

and interest $7612 75 


Due Mar. 1, 1957, interest 


537 50 


Due Sept. 1, 1957, principal 
and interest 


7537 50 


Due Mar. 1, 1958, interest 


462 22 


Due Sept. 1, 1958, principal 
and interest 


7462 25 


Due Mar. 1, 1959, interest 


387 00 


Due Sept. 1, 1959, principal 
and interest 


7387 00 


Due Mar. 1, 1960, interest 


311 75 


Due Sept. 1, 1960, principal 
and interest 


6311 75 


Due Mar. 1, 1961, interest 


247 25 


Due Sept. 1, 1961, principal 
and interest 


6247 25 


Due Mar. 1962, interest 


182 75 


Due Sept. 1, 1962, principal 
and interest 


6182 75 


Due Mar. 1963, interest 


118 25 


Due Sept. 1, 1963, principal 
and interest 


6118 25 


Due Mar. 1964, interest 


53 75 



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Due Sept. 1, 1964, principal 

and interest 5053 75 

62,213 72 



2% Serial Notes of Dec. 28, 


1955-60: 


Original Amount $13,000.00 
Due Dec. 28, 1956, principal 


and interest 


$2605 00 


Due June 28, 1957, interest 


105 00 


Due Dec. 28, 1957, principal 
and interest 


2580 00 


Due June 28, 1958, interest 


80 00 


Due Dec. 28, 1958, principal 
and interest 


2555 00 


Due June 28, 1959, interest 


55 00 


Due Dec. 28, 1959, principal 
and interest 


2530 00 


Due June 28, 1960, interest 


30 00 


Due Dec. 28, 1960, principal 


3000 00 

13,540 00 




$80,863 72 



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STATISTICS FOR SCHOOL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1955 



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67 


125 


122.56 


116.60 


95.10 


100 


.87 


Grade 


8 


22 


13 


35 


34.79 


33.35 


95.85 


42 


1.25 


Grade 


7 


25 


20 


45 


44.32 


42.48 


95.81 


40 


.91 


Grade 


6 


11 


14 


25 


24.98 


23.75 


95.08 


18 


.75 


Grade 


5 


15 


14 


29 


27.74 


26.65 


96.04 


10 


.26 


Grade 


4 


12 


18 


30 


30.61 


28.49 


93.09 


2 


.07 


Grade 


3 


20 


19 


39 


36.30 


33.37 


91.90 


11 


.32 


Grade 


2 


17 


11 


28 


27.77 


25.05 


90.20 


23 


.91 


Grade 


2 


16 


14 


30 


28.80 


25.77 


89.47 


15 


.58 


Grade 


1 


11 


10 


21 


21.25 


18.31 


86.19 


10 


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Grade 


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10 


14 


24 


21.62 


19.45 


89.93 


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Visits by Superintendent: 721 

Pupils Attending Schools Elsewhere 

Parochial Schools Outside the District 4 

Private School within the District 4 

Private Schools Outside the District 13 

ROLL OF PERFECT ATTENDANCE 

Eight Consecutive Years: Jean Lenz and Joan Lenz. 

Seven Consecutive Years: Margaret McGettigan. 

Six Consecutive Years: Helen McGettigan. 

Four Consecutive Years: Gerald Little. 

Three Consecutive Years: Stuart Draper, Dorothy 
McGettigan, Ramona Waters. 

Two Consecutive Years: John Abbott, Betty Culli- 
nan, Dennis Shinn, Richard Fulgoni, Eugene Muzzey, 
William Pelletier. 

One Year: Virginia Breen, Helen Cousens, Eliza- 
beth Tighe, Janet Lyford, Donald Thompson, Diane 
Tuttle, Gerald Worcester, Clark Center, Geraldine Ed- 
wards, John Nicholas, Kenneth Robie, Bronwen Job, 
Fletcher Seagroves, Charlotte Abbott, Ronald Douglas, 
Sean McGrath, Donald Whitney, Veronica Burden, 
Mary Hurley, Sally Shea, Donna Stevens. 

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GRADUATING CLASS OF 1955 

William Bradford Abbott Joan Deborah Lenz 

Herbert Blanchard Richard Victor Little 

Earl Arthur Bullard Marcia Diane Locke 

Pamela Center Kenneth David McGettigan 

Robert Edward Dawson Joanne McGrath 

Joseph Calvetti Devine Robert Armand Nadeau 

Claude Edward Draper Richard Ronald Parsons 

Robert W. Foster James Patrick Quinn, Jr. 

Neal David Fox Shirley May Sturtevant 

Sandra Helen Hussey Patricia Ann Tighe 

Nancy LaPonsie Janice Eleanor Tripp 

Jeannette Emelia Leduc Charles E. Tuttle 

Robert Wm. LeFrancois Patricia Ann West 

Jean Patricia Lenz Marion Edna Whitney 

STATISTICS FOR FIRST TWENTY WEEKS 1955-56 

Census (1 day to 18 yrs. incl.) Boys 339; Girls 301; Total 640. 

Attending Wilton Public Schools 382 

Attending Public Schools Ouside District 1 

Attending Parochial Schools Outside District 10 

Attending Private Schools Within the District 14 

Attending Private Schools Outside the District 17 

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96.20 


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46 


43.50 


41.90 


96.20 


Grade 7 


37 


33.40 


32.10 


96.00 


Grade 6 


27 


26.80 


26.41 


98.53 


Grade 5 


31 


30.28 


28.97 


95.66 


Grade 4 


39 


37.42 


36.42 


96.90 


Grade 3 


39 


37.13 


35.33 


95.15 


Grade 3 & 2 


32 


31.69 


29.90 


94.38 


Grade 2 


29 


26.14 


24.59 


94.06 


Grade 1 


22 


21.10 


20.42 


94.02 


Grade 1 


23 


21.70 


20.03 


92.31 



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SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT 

To the School Board and Citizens of Wilton: 

I respectfully submit my ninth annual report as 
vour Superintendent of Schools. 

Staff and Instruction 

The Wilton School opened this fall with three staff 
changes. Mr. Daniel Marcelonis, shop teacher, re- 
signed to accept a position in Massachusetts and was 
replaced bv Mr. Ralph Dwire, graduate of Keene 
Teachers College, and recently released from the U. S. 
Air Force. Mr. Raymond Bissonette, English and Math 
teacher, resigned to accept a position in Nashua, N. H., 
and was replaced by Mr. Carl Shaw. Mr. Shaw gradu- 
ated from Sprinfield College and for several years acted 
as physical education director in Maine High Schools, 
and as physical director of Y.M.C.A. groups in both 
Maine and Massachusetts. In addition to teaching, he 
has assumed the duties of boys' coach in basketball 
and baseball. Mr. James Doyle, teacher of grade six 
resigned to go into business and was replaced by Mrs. 
Carl Shaw. Mrs. Shaw is a graduate of Tufts College 
and taught for three vears in Massachusetts schools 
prior to coming to Wilton. 

The balance of the staff remains the same as last 
year. We are indeed fortunate in being able to retain 
such capable people. The success of any school system 
is dependent upon a continuity of the educational philo- 
sophy of the system and an understanding of the com- 
munity. Such a feeling is lost when a school system 
becomes merely a training ground for new teachers. 

The increased enrollment in the high school will 
necessitate an additional teacher. Last year my report 
indicated that this would be necessary by 1957-58. 
However, the situation is such that to do an effective 
job, the additional teacher should be employed in Sep- 
tember 1956. We will have a ninth grade consisting 



of 43 pupils and a twelfth grade consisting of 36 pupils. 
While the 36 pupils in grade 12 does not appear to be 
an unwieldy group, the spread of abilities in the grade 
makes it almost essential that a dual program, particu- 
larly in English, be operated. Thus we will be able 
to give those planning to attend college a very exten- 
sive, and intensive program and the non-college peo- 
ple a more practical, general program. However, this 
does not necessarily rule out of the college program 
those people who do not plan to attend college, pro- 
vided they have the ability to carry the course success- 
fully. 

The additional teacher would improve the total ed- 
ucational offerings in the school by permitting the fol- 
lowing changes: 

1. It will be possible to offer a continuous program 
of mathematics from grades 9 through 12 with no al- 
ternation of courses. Consequently, we would have in 
grade 9 — Algebra I; grade 10 — Plane Geometry; grade 
11 — Algebra II; grade 12 — Solid Geom., Trig., and 
Advanced Math. A general Mathematics course can 
also be offered for those who do not desire the more 
formal mathematics program. 

2. A General Science Course can be offered in 
grade 9, thereby permitting us to make available to 
our students a solid program of sciences from grades 
9 through 12 with no alternations. Grade 9 will offer 
General Science; grade 10 — Biology; grade 11 — Chem- 
istry; grade 12 — Physics. 

3. We are proposing to delete Spanish and add 
one year of French, making our language program con- 
sist of French I, II, III. Recent research indicates that 
two years of a language is very ineffective and that a 
more efficient and economical program can be devel- 
oped around three years of a language, having this 
language occur in grades 10, 11 and 12, so that when 



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college board examinations are taken, the material is 
fresh in the student's mind. In the past our languages 
have alternated, in such a manner that there is a vear 
between courses. Consequentlv. much repetition is 
necessarv in the second vear course, with a resultant 
waste of time. 

4. Grade 9 will have 43 pupils as indicated above. 
The additional teacher will permit us to split our Civics 
classes as well as English classes, therebv making more 
effective units with which to work. 

The parents and citizens of Wilton will be pleased 
to know that Wilton High School has recentlv been 
accepted into the New England Association of Colleges 
and Seeondarv Schools. This resulted from meeting 
certain qualifying standards, such as balanced pro- 
gram, competent administration and instruction, ef- 
fective guidance procedures, proper educational facili- 
ties, etc. The significance of such acceptance is that 
it ^ives status to our graduates and recognition to the 
school. 

One significant factor in judging the effectiveness 
of a high school program is the number of pupils that 
go on to post-seeondarv schools and meet their pro- 
grams successfullv. The class of 1955 has an unusual 
record in this respect, in that 61 r 'c of the graduating 
class, enrolled in and is presentlv attending a post- 
secondarv school. This may be compared to die na- 
tional average of 20 ' ; : or the State average of 25 
This high percentage may also be indicative of the 
wealth of the communitv or the financial status of the 
class. 

You will note that I said "one significant factor" of 
the success of a school program may be measured in 
terms of those who attend college. There are classes 
and times when our best students do not attend college 
for one reason or another. However, thev make their 



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contributions to the town and to society in numerous 
other ways. 

There are many good things going on in your school, 
however, we are faced with shortcomings in our total 
educational program. Some of these are as follows: 

1. There is a serious need to revamp and re-or- 
ganize the physical layout of the science laboratory, 
if we are to properly teach the kind of a science pro- 
gram that is demanded by the atomic age in which 
we live. 

2. Our vocational education program needs to be 
expanded to include, metal work and machine shop, 
automotive mechanics, electricity, and a more exten- 
sive wood-working program. Some of this can be done 
in our present plant, however, a vocational building 
added to our plant would be the most effective answer. 
Why not a committee of fathers and interested business 
men to look into this? 

3. Our school is getting large enough so that we 
can support a full-time physical education person in 
grades 1 through 12. This program could then be co- 
ordinated with our health program in such a way that 
much corrective work could be done. 

4. Our teachers are doing an effective job in art 
education, but the need is present for an art supervisor 
and teacher to coordinate the work of the grades and 
to develop continuity of skills and techniques from 
grade to grade. Art expression is a very definite part 
of an effective modern educational program. 

5. Several adults have expressed the desire to par- 
ticipate in an adult educational program. Such courses 
as Arts & Crafts, Woodworking, Mechanical Drawing, 
Clothing and Textiles, Typing, etc. can be offered in 
Wilton at little cost if we can interest large enough 
groups to make it worthwhile. 



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The elementary grades opened this fall with a split 
grade situation involving one room housing youngsters 
in grades two and three. This has worked out very 
effectively. It appears that a similar situation will exist 
next year. In the year 1957-58, we will have approxi- 
mated 47 pupils entering grade one. Consequently, 
our plans are to add another teacher to the elementary 
staff at that time. 

The split grade that we experienced this year and 
will experience next year has nothing to do with in- 
adequate facilities but rather with limited staff. We 
presently have eight full time teachers in grades one 
through six. If we were to have single grades through- 
out it would be necessary to have nine full-time teach- 
ers. As is indicated in the foregoing paragraph this 
will be necessary in 1957-58. 

School Luncheon Program 

Our school lunch program opened this fall with Mrs. 
Harold Kennedy as Manager, replacing Mrs. Marjorie 
Robbins, who resigned to accept other employment. 
Mrs. Kennedv has as her regular assistants Mrs. Joseph 
Robbins and Mrs. Emilio Calderara. Approximately 
200 pupils per day are in regular attendance this year. 
School Health Services 

I am reporting, with a great deal of regret, that 
Mrs. Edna Gilbert is terminating her services as school 
nurse at the close of this school year. Mrs. Gilbert has 
served the Wilton parents and school children since 
September 1929, a remarkable period of service ex- 
tending over a period of 27 years. She has always been 
devoted to her position and vitally interested in every 
familv in town. Our school health services have im- 
proved over the years to such a degree that a complete 
program consisting of annual physical examinations, an- 
nual dental clinics, examinations of specific ear and 
eve deficiencies and clinics of general interest have 
become a regular part of our services, motivated and 



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directed to a large degree by the interest of Mrs. Gil- 
bert in such services. Her close attention to minor 
ailments have in many instances eliminated situations 
that could have impaired permanently the physical as 
well as the mental growth of children. 

We are indeed sorry to see her leave, but feel that 
she has earned a rest from the duties that have demand- 
ed so much of her time. 

The School Nurse Report reveals the details of our 
school health program the past year. 

School Finance 

The School Board's Budget for 1956-57 calls for 
an appropriation of $129,216.12, an increase of $10,- 
400.16 over that of last year. The major increases are 
reflected in teachers' salaries $7,275; $3300 of which is 
alloted to an additional high school teacher; payments 
on Principal $2500; and Teacher Retirement $491 (a 
statutory obligation); Increases in Administration, In- 
struction, Operation of School Plant, Health Services, 
Elementary tuitions and Special Fund Activities amount 
to $1,380.54. Decreases in Repairs, Capital Outlay, In- 
terest on Notes, Insurance, Lights, Tax for State-wide 
Supervision amount to $1,246.38. 

The estimated income totals $11,800 an increase of 
$1,700 over last year. It is estimated that we will re- 
ceive $700 from Trust Funds, a decrease of $200 over 
last year; $9,100 in high and elementary tuitions; $1,800 
from State Building Aid Fund and $200 from miscella- 
neous sources, mainly rental of the school facilities. 

The School Board this year increased the tuition 
in grades 9 through 12, from $225 per pupil to $250 
and in grades 1 through 8, from $150 per pupil to $175. 
It is anticipated that we will have 30 pupils attending 
grades 9 through 12 and 12 pupils attending grades 
7 and 8. 

The State Legislature at its last session, passed a 
law setting aside $350,000 for school building aid, to 



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be allotted to the districts at the rate of 20% of the 
principal pa\Tiients made during the year 1955-56. Since 
we will be paying 89,000 on Principal during this year 
we will be eligible to receive from this source 81,800. 

Frequently the question has been raised as to why 
Wilton does not receive funds from the State Founda- 
tion Aid Program. There are four factors involved in 
the Foundation Aid Program: 

*(a) The number of elementary pupils in average 
dailv membership multiplied bv 200 dollars. 

*(b) The number of secondarv pupils in average 

daily membership multiplied bv 300 dollars. 

*(a) and <b) added together equals the foundation program. 

(c) The last equalized valuation multiplied by 814 
per S1000 gives the wealth of the community as de- 
termined bv the formula. 

d) The difference between the foundation pro- 
gram and the wealth factor determines the amount of 
state aid a district receives. 

Matematieallv it would appear as follows: 

(a) Elementarv Average Daily 

Membership 267.9x200 — 85-3,580.00 

(b) Secondarv Average Daily 

Membership ' 92.5x300 — 27,750.00 



Total Foundation Program (a) plus (b) 881,330.00 
(c) 1954 Equalized Valuation 87.436,154 

multiplied by 814 per 81000 — 104,106.16 

id Amount of aid for which qualified is 00.00 

since the wealth factor exceeds the foundation fac- 
tor. This will continue to be true, under the present 
formula, until such time as the number of pupils in 
average dailv membership takes a drastic increase. 

Conclusion 

I would like to urge all parents to make more fre- 
quent visits to your school and arrange conferences 
with vour teachers. Complete understanding between 



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parents and teachers is the keynote of success for any 
educational program. All children do not mature aca- 
demically, at the same rate, any more than they mature 
physically at the same rate. The teachers need help in 
understanding the child and the parents need help in 
understanding what the educational program is trying 
to do. 

I again wish to express my sincere appreciation to 
the Wilton School Board, the staff, parents and citizens 
of Wilton for the excellent support they have extended 
to me this yast year. 

NEWELL J. PAIRE, 
Superintendent of Schools. 



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REPORT OF SCHOOL NURSE 

I hereby submit my twenty-sixth and final annual 
report as your School Nurse: 

480 pupils, grades 1 through 12, were examined by 
Dr. Edward Sheris during November and December 
1955 — 52 of these for basketball . 

Defects Found 

Teeth, one or more 90 Birth marks 3 

Defective tonsils 3 Lesion on lip 1 

Enlarged tonsils 26 Deviated septum 2 

Cervical glands 49 Poor posture 4 
Post nasal drip 44 

Telebinocular tests grades 1-12 have been made 
by the Nurse. Found first and second-graders can do 
part and in some cases all of the test. 

Number tested 461 Retested 32 
Number wearing corrective glasses 73 
Defective with or without glasses 20 

Audiometer tests were given in the spring 1955 and 
retests to 23. Found to have defective hearing, 3. 

State Board of Health Polio Clinics: 59 pupils in 
grades one and two received Polio Vaccine at Milford 
May 25 and October 13, 1955. February 10, 1956, 301 
children, ages one to fifteen years, received Polio Vac- 
cine at our Wilton Clinic. 

Two retarded pupils have been under supervision 
of the Community Council Clinic during this school 
year. 

Forty-two pupils in twelve families will have had 
dental defects corrected at the school clinic during Janu- 
uary and February 1956. Dr. Earl D. Roy serving as 
dentist. 

First aid to minor injuries was as usual given by 
the Nurse. 

EDNA J. GILBERT, R.N., 

School Nurse. 

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REPORT OF PRINCIPAL 

Wilton High School 

Reporting on the progress of Wilton High School 
is a pleasure always looked forward to, but especially 
this year, since marked progress has been made, and 
is being made on a broad front. 

Emphasis on spelling, reading, and individualiza- 
tion or group instruction, as reported last year is con- 
tinuing with ever improving results. Further progress 
in these areas is always being planned for and being 
accomplished. 

Two special group instructional projects have been 
accomplished which it is felt are worth noting. 

The Junior History class has been divided into two 
groups on the basis of aptitude and ability in this area. 
The teacher, Mr. Callahan, has met with the larger 
section of the class at the regularly scheduled time, 
the other group has met separately during the instruc- 
tor's free periods. This splitting was deemed wise be- 
cause of the largeness of this class, and has resulted 
in marked improvement for both groups. Far more 
improvement has taken place than would have been 
the case if all had been handled in one group. 

Mr. Preston has split Junior and Senior English 
classes in a somewhat similar manner. Both classes 
were split on the basis of ability, aptitude, and future 
education. The college prep pupils from both classes 
meet in spare periods with the instructor, to work 
on material designed to better prepare them for doing 
college work. Again, pupils in both groups of each 
grade have profited, pupils in the non-college, as well 
as the college group, achieving greater progress than 
would have been the case if all had been one classroom. 

Such efforts on the part of teachers are encouraging, 
they again indicate the interest of teachers in better 
education for children of the community. The above 
programs are cited not so much for what is being ac- 



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complished, but to indicate the kind of philosophy that 
the teachers are accepting as their own. Such a philoso- 
phy is developing, and can develop in the future, the 
kind of education desired by all, parents, pupils, teach- 
ers, and administrators. 

During this past year our guidance program in school 
has been improved through a counseling program which 
has not been specifically provided for before. True, 
this program has only involved a single teacher, Mr. 
Hastings, having four periods a week for such work, 
but at least a start has been made. This time is not 
sufficient to do the kind of a job that is desired, but 
the biggest hurdle has been overcome, since a specific 
time each week is being set aside for this type of work. 
This is partial accomplishment of one of the recom- 
mendations made last year in this report. 

A continuing problem in guidance, and one where 
parental influence can help, is in the area of course 
selection. Each year some pupils in their final year 
of school suddenly decide that they want to try to 
enter college, only to find that proper courses have 
not been taken. Pupils in this situation can accept 
several avenues to adjust to this lack, one of these 
being really satisfactory: (1) Give up the thoughts of 
attending college, (2) Take special summer courses if 
available, (3) Take special examinations of the college, 
if available, and (4) Attend a prep school for a year. 
Parents can aid in preventing this unhappy plight by 
encouraging children with ability to take college pre- 
paratory courses. It would be deemed a pleasure to 
confer with parents relative to a child's ability and 
aptitude for attending college. 

Two years ago, and again last year, several recom- 
mendations were made for improvement of the curri- 
culum. At this time, of all of the recommendations 
made, only one area, Driver Training, has had no 
improvement in its status made, nor is any contemplat- 
ed for next year. All other areas, it is a pleasure to 

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report, have either had improvements made, at least 
to some extent, or such improvements are planned for 
next year. Progress is being, and will continue to be 
made. 

In closing, this opportunity is taken to again thank 
the Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Paire, and the 
School Board, for their continuing active interest in, 
and more important, their educational and financial 
support of procedures and practices as developed in 
the classroom. A special thank you is in order to the 
parents and the P. T. A., for their expression of interest 
in, and support of, educational practices. Their interest 
and participation in two discussion type programs pre- 
sented by the teachers at P. T. A. meetings, has been 
encouraging. With the continued mutual support and 
understanding on the part of parents, friends, and 
teachers, the kind of progress that has been experienced 
over the past few years will continue to be possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 
KENNETH A. SARGENT, 

Principal. 



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